To William C. Bentley, 4 November 1799
NY. Nor. 4th. 1799
The arrangement of the Company officers of your regiment has been confirmed by the Executive.
I am informed by the Secretary of War that the Pay Master General did not intend to demand the new forms of Rolls as a preliminary to the payment of the troops, and that
it is optional with the several Colonels to proceed upon the old forms ⟨as before those lately——⟩ as far as relates to the past, will be deemed sufficient.
Mess McCall and Powell have been appointed Lieutenants in your regiment.
With great consideration.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).