From Richard Varick, 29 June 1799
New York June 29th. 1799.
I beg leave to introduce to You the Bearer Doctor William McIntosh who has been regularly bred a Physician & has had Charge of our City Alms House for some Years. His Character is fair & Conduct not only unexceptionable but Meritorious. He wishes to be appointed a Surgeons Mate to one of the Regiments of the United States. I have no Doubt that if he shall obtain Your Countenanc⟨e⟩ & procure an Appointment he will do Credit to himself & be a Useful Officer in his Profession to which he is admitted acording to Law. I had promised to mention his Case to You in Person but it escaped Me.
I called at Your House last Evening to inform You that by Reason of the intended Absence of the recorder to W. Chester Council, I will be Obliged to attend Common Council on Monday Afternoon. Can You assign any other & earlier Time?
I am with Great respect Dr Sir Yours
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).