From Thomas Y. How
Trenton July 18th 1799
Since the receipt of your letter of the 3rd inst., which did not come into my hands untill the 11th, I have been making the necessary preparations. I have now the honor to inform you that I am in readiness, and wait your orders.
With the highest respect I am yr. obt. servant
Thos: Y: How
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.