From Caleb Swan, 21 October 1799
Trenton October 21. 1799.
Lieutenant Wm. C. Rogers, Came to Trenton on saturday last, and declined the acceptance of your appointment as Paymaster to the Cavalry. Enclosed is his Letter on the subject.
I could wish some other officer might be appointed to supply his place as soon as is convenient, as the applications from the officers of that Corps are frequent and importunate.
I have the honor to be Sir your obt Servt & very Humble Servt
C: Swan P.M Genl
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing William C. Rogers to Swan, October 18, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from Caleb Swan, H wrote the following instructions: "Inform Secy. & Propose to him Lt Simmons in place of Lt. Rogers."