From Ebenezer Stevens, 18 November 1799
New York, November 18, 1799
The bearer of this Doctr. Buchanan is desirous of being employed at Fort Jay, he has been with Doctr. Bailey for some time in the Practice of his profession, who is much pleased with his abilities, should you think proper to appoint him, I am confident he would give Satisfaction—
I am sir, with Consideration Your Hble St.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed among recommendations."