To William North, 2 May 1800
NY. May 2. 1800
resigned his commission on resignation was accepted on the twenty ninth day of November.
The arrangement of rank
for the is definitively fixed, and I am not inclined to disturb it. I am sorry that discontents should exist, but any plan for remedying these would doubtless create others—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).