To James Wilkinson, 18 September 1799
New York Sepr. 18th. 1799
I send you a letter from the Quarter Master General on the subject of the road between Le Boeuf and Presqe Isle. The
⟨measure⟩ object appears to me to be desirable; but it is ⟨—⟩ which it contains as deferred to you and your better judgment knowledge of the its expediency together with the time and mode of execution are referred to your better knowledge of the Circumstances of the case.
With great consn
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).