To James McHenry, 26 November 1799
New York Novr. 26th. 1799
I send for your information an extract from a letter of Major Walker on the subject of relative rank.
It The thing seems to be a matter of some doubt whether there is to rest on the point whether there is a substantial distinction between the first and second Majors of regiments. The application of Major to pretensions of Major Walker rest upon this point,
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).