To Abraham Archer, 12 August 1799
N. York Augt. 12th. 1799
Your letter the 3d. instant is received and the name of your son as a candidate for the appointment of surgeons mate in the Navy of the United States
has been communicated to the Secy. of the Navy aided by with my support.
I am Sir with great respect & Esteem yr. obedt. Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges Archer’s letter of August 3, 1799. Letter not found.