To Josiah Dunham, 3 January 1800
New York Jany. 3rd. 1800.
I have received your letter of the 23rd December.
When the Relative Rank of the Officers of your Regiment
is shall be established your pretensions which I suppose you have made known to the Commandant shall will be considered.
with true consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).