From John Glen, 11 January 1799
Head Quarters Western Army Camp, Loftus’s Heights on the Mississippi—Jany 11th. 1798
I congratulate you on your appointment to the rank of Major General to our Army; a circumstance which affords infinite satisfaction to the Military at this place; As the climate of this Country does not agree with my health I purpose returning to the Atlantic States in the Spring; and have felt a disposition to offer myself for some Staff appointment under you; My Father to whom I have written will speak for me on the subject—
I have the honor to be Sir your Excellencys Most Ob: Servant
John Visger Glen
Ensn 2d Regt. & Adjt
to the troops on the
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).