From Marinus Willett, 30 May 1799
Albany 30th May 1799
Colonel Jelles A Fonda has signified a desire of receiving an appointment in the army—He served under me a Captain in the New York State Troops with much reputation—I know no man who I think more likely to do honor to a Military Commission than Mr Fonda—
I am Sir Your very humble Servt
(ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library).