To James McHenry, 2 January 1800
NY. Jan. 2nd. 1800
Colonel Read proposes Doctor Roger Cutler as Surgeon, Mr. Francis Blake as Cadet, and Lieut. Abner Paster as Quarter Master to his regiment. I would recommend that these Gentlemen be immediately appointed. Col. Read is particularly anxious for the appointment of a Surgeon.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).