To John Heth, 20 September 1799
New York Sepr. 20th. 1799
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the seventeenth of this month—
With Considern I am, Sir &c: &
There is no immediate call for your services, and I have therefore no objection to the furlough which you desire—The time however
is will probably be too long, and I have to request that you will report yourself to me every month—you will then receive orders according to circumstances—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).