From Thomas Y. How
Woodbridge [New Jersey] July 12th 1800
I should do violence to my feelings if I neglected early to express to you my respect and my gratitude. During the year which I have been so happy as to spend in your military family, your conduct towards me has been uniformly delicate and tender. It has excited in my heart an attachment that can never be effaced.
With sincere affection and respect I am, Dr. Sir, yr. ob. ser.
Thos. Y. Howe
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.