New York 15th April 1800
Major William Dent Beall of the ninth Regiment of Infantry having been appointed Deputy Inspector General1 for the District under the Command of Major General Pinkney he is to be respected and obeyed accordingly
Abraham R Ellery
Asst Adjt General
LC, RG 98, Post-Revolutionary War Records, Vol. 383, Orderly Book of Major General Charles Pinckney, National Archives.