To Augustus de Grasse, 18 September 1799
New York Sepr. 18. 1799
I have the honor to acknowledge
your the receipt of your letter of the third inst. and shall be happy to embrace any opportunity which may offer of rendering you a service consistently with the public interest. I know of no post at present to which I could recommend you, but should any occur you may rest assured I shall not fail to give you all the assistance in my power— With great consn
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).