To Henry Glen, 2 July 1799
New York July 2d. 1799
I have to acknowledge the Receipt of your letter of the 24th. Ulto.
Your son, by a General regulation, is already a second Lieut., I do not incline myself to grant furloughs to Officers of the Western Army, it being most proper to leave it to the discretion of the commanding Officer of that Army. I have written to him to say that I have no objection, if in his opinion it is consistent with the good of the Service
I am Sir with great regard yr. obedient servant
(LS, MS Division, New York Public Library; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton, Papers, Library of Congress).