To Benjamin Stoddert, 30 October 1799
NY. Oc 30. 99
I enclose to you a letter in recommendation of Dr. Adolph Lent.
It has the signature of Mr. Tillary a respectable physician of this city, and a gentleman in whom I can place full confidence. Doctor Lent has shewn me the recommendations from other physicians of respectability, and I have no doubt from these recommendations that he is fully deserving of the place which it is his wish to obtain.
With great respect
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).