To Samuel Eddins, 15 January 1800
N.Y. Jany. 15th. 1800.
The Deputy P. Mr. General has applied to me for some Officer as a temporary Asst. to him in his Dept. and has signified Lt. Osborne’s willingness to undertake it. You will therefore give Lt. Osborne the necessary permission—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).