To James McHenry, 25 September 1799
New York Sepr. 25th 1799
Upon looking over the letters
which I have received of from Col. Bentley I find in one of them Mr. Call recommended, in one of them, as worthy of a Lieutenancy. No mention is made of Mr. Hall— I presume It appears therefore that but one person has been nominated, and that the person name of that person is Call—
With great respect
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).