From Robert G. Harper, 30 April 1799
Philadelphia April 30th. 1799
My dear Genl.
Enclosed is an extract of a letter which I have this moment written to Genl. Pinckney. If you should think it proper to say any thing to him on the subject, ⟨you will⟩ oblige me by doing so. The two grades Spoken of by the secty. are those of Brigadier & Col.
My illness at the time of your departure prevented me from speaking to you personally on the subject. T’was not till this morning that I left my room.
Your most sincerely
Rob: G: Harper
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing an extract of Harper to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, April 30, 1799 (copy, in the handwriting of Harper, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).