To William C. Bentley, 22 May 1800
Plainfield May 22d. 1800
I have received your letter of the 8th. instant, and
beg desire you will please to inform Mr. Thoms that I have forwarded his the recommendation in his favour to the Secy. of War the Navy, with my support—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges Bentley’s letter of May 8, 1800. Letter not found.