To John Adlum, 21 September 1799
New york Sepr. 21st. 1799
I do not think it advisable to grant your request for a furlough without previously consulting Col. Ogden on the subject. I have accordingly communicated the request to that officer with the proper directions.
With consideration I am, Sir yr. ob. sert.
(LS, The Andre deCoppet Collection, Princeton University Library; Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).