From James Watson, 23 June 1799
New York June 23rd. 1799
Capt. Joel Davis of this City has expressed to me his willingness to accept a Captains Commission in the Eventual Army—He is in my opinion well qualifyed for such a command & in case of emergency I am persuaded will be found among the most active & zealous defenders of his Country & its government—
I am Sir with great Respect & Esteem your Most Hubl Sert,
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).