To James McHenry, 27 May 1800
Camp Scotch Plains May 27th. 1800
If Lieut. Peyton’s resignation is not definitive, I request that the acceptance of it may be suspended—He has written me a letter for which it is indispensable that he should be arrested. I request to be inform’d without delay as to his situation—
with great respect &c
Send me if you please a copy of Lt. Peyton’s letter which I forwarded in mine of the 18th.
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).