To Timothy Taylor, 10 January 1800
N York Janr. 10. 1800
I have just received your letter of the first instant.
As Captain Meigs stands first on the list of Captains
he it will take the place of Major Huntingdon in the Regular Course of military promotion be regular that he should take the place of Major Huntingdon. I have written on the subject to the Secretary of War to urge his appointment accordingly.
With great considn
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).