To Nathan Rice
New York March 11th. 1800
I have received two letters one from Major Lynde1 the other from Lieutt. Lull,2 both requesting leave of absence for a few weeks. All applications of that kind ought to be made through the Commanding Officer of the post where they may be.3 I refer to you the propriety of giving them a furlough which you will do should it not upon enquiry appear to you detrimental to the Service.
with true consideration &
Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Cornelius Lynde to H, February 23, 1800 (listed in the appendix to this volume).
2. Jesse Lull to H, February 27, 1800 (listed in the appendix to this volume).