To James McHenry, 6 September 1799
New York Sepr. 6. 99
I enclose to you a letter from Col. Powell in recommendation of Mr. Wyllys Silliman—Col. Parker, in his letter of the twenty eighth of August again urges the appointment of Mr. Robert Little heretofore recommended
to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Jon. C. Williams by him as an officer in the eighth regiment.
With great respect I am Sir & &
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).