From Richard Hunewell, 15 October 1799
Portland 15th. October 1799
In answer to your Letter of 25th Ultimo I can only point out two or three Officers of my Regiment, who in my opinion are calculated for the Department of Deputy Paymaster General—Vizt. Capt Pynchon, Capt. Tufts, Lieut Swan, Lieut. Fays Lieut. Hunt & Lieut. Bell; these are the only Gent. whose education & merit would entitle them to the appointment.
I have the honour to be with great respect Sir yr most obed. Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges H’s second letter of September 25, 1799. Letter not found. H’s endorsement on the cover reads: "Rct. ack Thanks. proper bundle." There is an "X" mark in the left margin of the first paragraph beside the line beginning "Capt Pynchon, Capt. Tufts, Lieut Swan...."