From Peter Faulkner, 25 February 1800
Union Camp Feby 25th. 1800.
I take the Liberty of inclosing to you, certain recommendations, and certificates of my conduct during the revolutionary war, which together with others, which have come to your knowlege, will I presume induce you to think, that I ought not to be inferior in rank to any in the Regiments As to my private character, I am bold to say, I am not afraid to submit it to a strict investigation—
However, in this matter of rank, I have no doubt, equal justice will be done, therefore submit it, with cheerfulness—I am Sir with much respect your Ob hb servt
Captn. 11th. Re. Iny
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Jonathan Dayton and Samuel Sitgreaves to James McHenry, June 27, 1798 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).