From Richard Hunewell, 15 October 1799
Portland 15th. October 1799
In answer to your letter of 19th. Septr. I have selected, from the four candidates, recently recommended for your consideration as Cadets: Mrs George Blake & Oliver Emerson: I have made known to them the substance of your Letter, should they meet your approbation, from my former recommendation, & they appointed, it will be very pleasing to me.
I am with great respect Sir your Humble. Servant.
(L, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin on the first page of the letter, there is a printer’s fist and a vertical line on the page beside the lines in the first paragraph beginning with, "recommended for your consideration..." and ending with, "the substance of your Letter...."