To James McHenry, 29 May 1799
New York May 29th. 1799—
Annexed I send you an Extract of a letter from Col: Taylor to me of the 27th. Inst. Confiding in the Judgment of that officer, and considering the importance of promptly filling the vacancies, I beg leave to second his recommendation of the Gentlemen mentioned therein and shall be glad to have them
With great consideration &c—
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).