To Timothy Taylor, 19 August 1799
New York August 19. 17⟨99⟩
I have received your letters of the twentieth of June, and of the ninth and the twenty second of July. If nothing has been done with the deserters you will send them under the guard of a trusty corporal and four men to Col. Smiths’ station at East Chester—
My only object in my letter of the fourteenth of June was to obtain an explanation of the fact⟨s.⟩ I did not see any thing in your’s of the twelfth which appeared exceptionable—
With great consideration I am & &—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).