To John McClallen, 4 November 1799
NY. Nor. 4. 99
I have received your letter of the 28th of October.
You will not be ordered to Join your battallion this winter, but will remain where you are.
You will be permitted to remain at Albany this winter for the purpose of recruiting—I wish you to send to Fort Jay as soon as possible a Lieutenant and twenty men—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).