To Nanning J. Visscher, 14 December 1799
Philaa Decr. 14. 1799
I have received your letter of the fourteenth of November.
Altho’ it is very much my inclination to gratify your wishes, yet I
do can not think it proper to do so in opposition to the opinion of your commanding officer.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).