To Walter L. Cochran, 25 October 1799
New York October 25th. 99
You will detach from the garrison which you command,
at on the order application of Captain Elliot, a ⟨—⟩ body of men to consist of not more than a one subaltern and twenty five non commissioned officers and privates—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).