From Caleb Swan, 11 March 1800
Philadelphia March 11. 1800.
I take the liberty of enclosing to you a letter received from Captain Stoddard of the artillery. having done some business with him in my line, I have always found him intelligent and correct. but I have little personal acquaintance with him having seen him only once or twice. I have however heard that he is a man of talents and education and the enclosed letter appears to be a favorable Comment on this report. I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir your most obedient Humble Servt
C: Swan PMG
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Amos Stoddard to Swan, March 2, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).