To John Lillie, 31 January 1799
New York Jany. 31st 1799
I have received your letter of the 21st Instant expressing your surprise at your application being withdrawn, which was really so, altho’ I cannot recollect the source of the information. I shall pay particular attention to your request of being considered as a Candidate for a Majority. Let me assure you of the pleasure I shall take at all times of manifesting to you my esteem and regard believe me Sir with regard—Yr Obed. Serv
(LS, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Princeton University Library). Acknowledges Lillie’s letter of January 21, 1799. Letter not found.