To William W. Wands, 3 March 1800
Fey. March 3. 1800
I have received your letter of the seventeenth of February—
Your application would have come with more regularity ⟨thro’⟩ the commandant of the regiment. Having then the remarks of that officer on the effect of the thing upon the service of the regiment I can more readily determine
it on its propriety. I shall wait therefore untill it comes to me thro’ that channel.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).