To James McHenry, 10 January 1800
NY. Jy. 10. 1800
You have been informed
As Captain Meigs stands first on the list of Captains for the thirteenth regiment he will
take the place of succeed Major Huntingdon who has resigned in the regular course of Military promotion. Colonel Taylor is anxious that the promotion appointment should take place, and I would beg leave to call your attention to the subject—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).