To George Ingersoll, 22 October 1799
N. York Oct. 22d. 1799
I have just received a letter from Capt. McClellan, intimating a wish that one John Fitz should be transferred to his Compy. he not having been able to procure a Drummer—As I am informed you have three other musicians
I wish to be informed I should be glad to know whether you have any, and what, material objections to the transfer—
With great considern &c
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).