To Nathan Rice
N York May 6th. 1800
I have received your letter of the twenty fourth of April.
At present things will continue as they are, a guard continuing to be furnished from the Artillerists at New Port. It is not improbable that the brigade under your command will be removed to Rhode Island1 before long. In that case the Artillerists will be releived agreeably to Major Jackson’s request.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr obt ser
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.