To James McHenry, 22 October 1799
N. York Oct. 22d. ‘99
I have just received a letter from the Paymaster General inclosing one from Lt. Wm. C. Rogers declining the appointment of Pay master to the Cavalry.
I would I have therefore the honor to propose that Lt. Simmon⟨s⟩ may be appointed in his place—
With great respect &c—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).