To James McHenry, 2 November 1799
NY. Nor. 2nd—99
Col. Ogden has again requested the appointment of Cadet in his regiment for Mr. Josiah Wright.
No other This young gentleman has been assisting in the recruiting business from since the fifteenth of May, and has rendered considerable service. It is therefore the wish of Col. Ogden that his appointment and emoluments shou⟨ld⟩ be considered as com having commenced at that time.
I request that this may be speedily confirmed—
with great respect
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).