To Lewis Tousard, 15 January 1800
N. York Jany. 15th. 1799
I have received your letter of Jany. 13th. relying on Cadet Wilson’s being necessary to you I shall approve of your taking him; but as to compensation which he may expect, I can make no communication, unless it is that my influence will be exerted to procure him whatever his additional labours may merit
The suggestions contained in the close of your letter will be considered of—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).