From John P. Boyd, 10 March 1799
Philadelphia, March 10, 1799
I have the honor to inclose a letter of introduction from General Lincoln, and regret very much my disappointment in not being able to have presented it in person, as it has only come on since my Arrival here, some letters that I had for the Secretary of State made it necessary that I should not delay at N York—
I presume the letter is explanatory of my views, in coming here, & recommending them to your influence, in that presumption take the liberty of soliciting it.
In the morning I go on farther south and on my return shall make my respect in person in the interim I have the honor to be with much respect Sir your obdt Humbl servant
Jno. P. Boyd
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "letter of introduction from General [Benjamin] Lincoln." Letter not found.