To James Miller, 13 May 1800
NY. May 13. 1800
Enclosed is an account sent
me by to me by Lieutenant Hooke. He mentions that the account was forwarded thro’ your advice, and that, you had informed him that similar charges had been allowed.
I have supposed that an officer, upon receiving his appointment, bears the expence of repairing to his station—Afterwards, if he is detached on service, travelling expences are allowed him—However, if a different rule has prevailed,
I wish it be it is my wish that it be followed in the present case.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).