To Jonathan Cass, 18 May 1800
NY. May 18th. 1800
As Lieutenant Peyton has made the receipt of four months pay
in advance a the condition of his continuance in service I have transmitted his letter to the S of War, and recommended an acceptance of his resignation—It will therefore be necessary for you to send Lieut Climson with the detachment to Pittsburg—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).