To James McHenry, 19 February 1800
New York Febr. 19th. 1800
I have heretofore mentioned to you Lieutenant Leonard Williams as Quarter Master to the second regiment of Artillerists. This Gentleman is well recommended to me—
I have to request
that he may be appointed your sanction to the nomination—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).