To Timothy Taylor, 28 November 1799
New York Novr. 28th. 1799
I have just received your letter of the twenty fifth instant, and have recommended Doctor Orton to the Secretary of War as Surgeon’s Mate in your regiment.
I would thank you to send the descriptions of Deserters in future on separate pieces of paper—
With great consideration
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).