To William North, 26 May 1800
NY Union Brigade May 26. 1800
The second and fourth Items in the letter of Col. Taylor are, if I recollect right, within the purview of Instructions on the subject of Incidental Expenditure lately given to the Deputy Pay Master General, to be by him transmitted to the different Regimental Pay Masters—I presume these instructions
are have been received at this brigade— If they have the Pay⟨—⟩ If the items are included in them they will be paid of course—If not included, they will still be paid, and I will give my sanction to the measure—
I have directed the DQM General to
allow discharge the second first item. There is no other method of ⟨pay⟩
With respect to the last item the application must be made to the Purveyor of supplies at Philadelphia—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).