From Samuel Clinton, 21 December 1799
Philadelphia, December 21, 1799
I have the honour to inclose my letter of Appointment from the President, as second Lieutenant in the first Regiment of Infantry & shall respectfully await your Orders
I remain Sir your Most Obedient Servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "He will repair to Wilmington in Delaware and there report himself to Major Cass to be employed on the Recruiting Service." Letter not found.