To Elijah Paine, 7 January 1800
New York January 7th. 1800
I have with pleasure received your letter of 31st December recommending Captn. Woodward as Brigade Major. when that appointment shall take place his pretensions shall be duly considered with those of other Officers.
with Respect & esteem
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).