From William Hull, 21 November 1799
Newton 21st. Novembr. 1799.
Major Walker of the 14th. Regt. informs me, he is desirous of an appointment, as one of the Inspectors. Major Walker has served a number of Years as a Brigadier General in the Division of Militia which I command.
His conduct, during his connection with me, endeared him to me, both as an Officer and a man—He is really a most excellent Officer, and a worthy Man—In my Opinion he is exceedingly well calculated for the Office I have mentioned.
When you become acquainted with him, I am confident you will perceive his Merit, and I take the liberty of recommending him to your patronage,
I am with the highest respect Your most obedt. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).