To James McHenry, 31 October 1799
NY. October 31. 99
Upon examination I find that it is Mr. Richard Taylor and not Captain Edmund Taylor to whom Col. Parker refers in his letter of the twenty fifth instant. This gentleman is a Lieutenant—I must trouble you for the requisite information
Enclosed are the inaccurately dated commissions &c
With perfect respect
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).