From Daniel Jackson, 21 January 1800
Newport Jany. 21st 1800—
I enclose you a copy of a letter from the Surgeons Mate, in this place to me, and as there is several Sold now sick. I have desired him to tarry untill there is another appointed, ⟨and⟩ sent in his place, which he declines, and I expect he will leave the service as soon as he receives his resignation. I wish there may be another ordered for this place as soon as possible, as it will be attended with great expence to Government to be obliged to apply to the Physicians in Town.
If there is not one appointed Water Hunewill of Watertown has been recommended, and I think will do honour to his profession, and to such an appointment.
Sir I am, with great consideration yr. obt. & huml. Sert
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Thomas Tillinghast to Jackson, January 20, 1800 (copy, in Jackson’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover reads: "Surgeon’s Mate New Port." There is an "X" mark in the left margin of the first page, beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "soon as he receives his resignation," and another in the left margin just below the line in the second paragraph beginning "of Watertown has been recommended...."