To Thomas Lloyd Moore, 24 May 1799
New York May 24th. 99
I presume circumstances have intefered with
my the execution of my desire as to the delivery of a letter some time since conveyed thro’ you to Capt. Elliott I leave the inclosed open for your perusal, that you may perceive the occasion of the request I shall now make which is, that you will send it by an Officer instructing him to inform Capt. Elliott that he waits for a reply—You will first seal it, and you will forward me the answer or report the result
I shall be glad to hear of your progress since I last heard from you
With great consideration & Esteem &c
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).