To Josias Carvel Hall, 19 August 1799
New York Augt. 19th.
I send you inclosed an applicatio⟨n⟩ of one James Hamilton, for the discharge of ⟨—⟩ Apprentice—enlisted by Lt. Alexander of your Regiment—
You will please to enquire ⟨—⟩ the fact, and observe that if true the general regulation requires his discharge—
With great consideration
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).