From James McHenry, 24 October 1799
War department, Trenton, 24th. October 1799—
I have received your letter of 22d. Inst., in which you inform me that Lt. Rogers had declined the appointment of Paymaster to the Cavalry; and that you propose Lt. Simmons to be appointed in his stead.
I have no Objections to Lieut. Simmons; he may therefore enter upon the duties of that Station as soon as he has executed the Necessary Bond.
I am Sir, with great respect Your Obedient Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).