To Abiel Foster, 2 March 1800
New York March 2nd. 1800
I duly received your letter dated December the 26th. with those inclosed from Captains Parker & Green, and have, in the arrangement of the relative Rank of the Officers of the 16 Regt., which has lately taken place; where general principles have not interfered, paid all the attention your recommendation & the pretensions of those Gentlemen justly demand.
with true respect & esteem &c—
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).