To Staats Morris, 27 September 1799
New York Sepr. 27th. 1799
am have received your letter of the twenty third inst., and am happy to observe glad to find that you have the instructions relative to the Marine prisoners have been carried into effect. It gives me great pain to hear of the death of Lieutenant Lawrance. In the immediate circumstances of the Post you will consider the health of the troops as the primary object, and neglect no measures which ⟨may⟩ have a tendency to preserve them from disease—
With great consin. I am S—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).