To Amos Stoddard, 4 May 1799
New York May 4th 1799
The Secretary of War has transmitted me a letter from Mr P Wadsworth stating that John Bushwell has applied for the
discharge release of his Son a private in your company offering to procure a person in his place equally eligible should you find that to be the case you are at liberty to release exchange him.
with true consideration
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).