To James McHenry, 25 February 1800
NY. Febr. 25. 1800
The Christian name of Mr. Hill heretofore
recommended proposed as Chaplain is William—I would recommend that this Gentleman be speedily appointed.
Major Jackson informs me that Mr. Tillinghast Surgeon’s mate
to, in the garrison of Fort Woolcot has resigned his commission, and proposes Walter Hunnewell as to supply his place—As it must be expensive to have recourse to ordinary practising physicians you will doubtless think it proper to make an immediate appointment.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).