To James McHenry, 13 November 1799
NY. Nor. 13th. 99
I enclose to you an extract from
Lt. Cla Captain Claiborne’s letter relative to Mr. Vereker, and would recommend that he receive the appointment of Cadet.
I have this moment informed Captain Kissam that his resignation is accepted, and it is my opinion that the resignation should take effect from the date of the notification—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).