From William North, 12 March 1800
Adj Gens Office Mar 12 1800
I have the honor to present a Gen Abstract of Monthly recruiting returns for the month of february—by a letter from Lt Col Comdr Rice, I am informed that until an Inspector should be appointed he has designated Capt Dunham, who, he says “is an active Officer, & genteel well Educated man” to Inspect the troops under his Command.
With the Greatest respect I am, Sir, Your Obt Ser
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).