To John Adlum, 24 August 1799
New York August 24. 99
I enclose to you a letter to Lieutenant Boote which you will please to have delivered. Should Mr. Boote be willing to repair to this place you will give him permission to do so.
In that case you will annex his party of infantry to the other company of infantry which forms part of your detachment—
With great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c:
(LS, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "a letter to Lieutenant [William R.] Boote." Letter not found.