To Joseph Brock, 4 December 1799
NY. Decr. 4. 99
I have received your letter of the 26th. of November.
A person has already been
no propoposed to ⟨be⟩ nominated as Pay Master Genl to the detachment under your Command, and I presume ⟨—⟩ the nomination has been confirmed by the Pay Master General acted upon.
Should this not be the case I
have no objection to Lieutenant Lewis, and will recommend him Lieut Lewis for the place—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).