From Robert Van Rensselaer, 12 December 1799
December 12, 1799
The Bearer Doctr Cowdry has applyed to me for a recommendation to you to become a Surgeon to one of the Regimts. from the recommendation of Gentlemen of the faculty and other Vouchers I am induced to think him Quallified for the Office and take the liberty of recommending as such to your consideration
I am dear Sir with esteem Your most Obedt
Robt. Vn. Rensselaer
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed in bundle pending Ap⟨plicat⟩ions."