To John Wilkins, Jr., 16 April 1800
New York April 16th. 1800
I have appointed Lieutt. Potter provisonily Assistant Quarter Master General, and placed him under the immediate command of Colonel Ogden. As Lieutenant Potter is a young officer of a good Character, I request your sanction to this appointment—
with true consideration &c
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).