To George Washington
Newyork Novr. 28th. 1799
Enclosed is a copy of a letter which I have written to the Secretary of War on the subject of a military Academy.1
Two reasons have prevented me from communicating it to you at an earlier day. My avocations rendered it imposible for me to complete the letter till very lately, and I had had opportunities of knowing your opinion on the subject generally.
Any alterations in the plan which you may do me the honor to suggest will receive the most careful attention.
With the truest respect & attachment I have the honor to be Sir Yr. Obed ser
The Commander in Chief
LS, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.