To Nathan Rice
Plainfield N Jersey
May 23rd 1800
I have directed Major Bewell1 to repair to the Brigade under your command for the purpose of enlisting four complete companies of Infantry.2 You will give every facility in your power to the accomplishment of this object. It would be well if, previously to the arrival of Major Bewell, recruits could be provisionily engaged.
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H to John H. Buell, May 23, 1800 (listed in the appendix to this volume). Buell was a major in the Second Regiment of Infantry.