From Thomas Ustick, 10 April 1799
New York 10th April 1799
I beg leave to tender my services to my Country in the Provisional army of the United States, and Shall esteem it a favour if General Hamilton will present my name for a Commission, when the appointments are about taking place,
With respect I am Sir Your Humble Servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s endorsement on the letter reads: "The writer is well worthy of a first Lieutenancy."