From Edward Stevens, 9 October 1799
Virginia Culpeper Ct. House October 9th. 1799
Capt. Phillip Lightfoot is a young Gentn. whom I have been acquainted with from a Youth he has been brought up to business, and I think him ready and Clever. He wishes to get a ⟨Divisn.⟩ Quarter masters place; Should he succeed in it I trust he will fill the appointment with ⟨—⟩ and Credit, or otherwise I would not trouble
⟨—⟩ you on the Subject.
I am with great Respect Sir Your most hum: Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).