To William C. Bentley, 13 November 1799
N Yk. Nov. 13th. 99
I have received your letter of the sixth instant.
Mess Beale and Simmons have been mentioned to the Secretary of War as the persons
recommended proposed by you, and it is therefore too late to recommend Mr. Thoms for the post of Cadet in your regiment.
With respect to the vacancy in the eighth regiment, as you have written to Col. Parker, I shall wait for his communication on the Subject—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).