From James McHenry, 1 March 1800
War Department 1 March 1800.
Inclosed is an appointment of additional Surgeon’s mate for Walter Hunnewell who was recommended in your letter of the 19. February Ultimo. A regular appointment for Oliver Hubbard as Surgeon’s Mate to the Second regiment of Artillerists and Engineers cannot be made at this Juncture—
I am Sir with great respect Your obedt. servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There are an "X" mark and a crude bracket in the left margin beside the lines beginning with, "Oliver Hubbard as Surgeon’s Mate..." and continuing through the end of the paragraph.