From Daniel Jackson, 25 January 1800
Newport 25th. January 1800—
I have received your letter of the 8th. Jany. and feel reconsiled to the information of its contents—In my letter of the 21st. instant I mentioned, that Doctor Tillinghast a Surgeons Mate in my Battalion had recently resigned, at the same time recommending, Doctor Water Hunewill, as a proper person to fill the vacancy.
At that time it did not occur to me, that Doctor Oliver Hubbard attached to my Battalion was only a temporary Surgeons Mate. Under these circumstances I would wish Doctor Hubbard to receive an appointment of Surgeons Mate, in the room of Doctor Tillinghast, and Doctor Hunewill appointed a temporary Surgeons Mate, in the room of Doctor Hubbard, otherwise the latter Gentleman, who has rendered himself respectable—may conceive himself injoured by a promotion over his head—
Sir I am your⟨s⟩ with due consideration
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "recommending, Doctor Water Hunewill..." and another "X" mark in the left margin beside the line in the second paragraph beginning "Doctor Oliver Hubbard attached...."