To John Steele, 12 August 1799
N. York Augt. 12th. 1799
In answer to yours of the 17th. May I can only inform you that Lt. Newman’s Request to be
sent permitted to go to the Natchez cannot be complied with—neither is it possible consistently with other arrangements to agree with yours as it otherwise respects him
With great regard &
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).