To John J. U. Rivardi, 1 October 1799
New york Octr. 1st 99
Lieutt. Vissher, in his letter of the 27th of August requests leave to visit his friends in Albany and New york—I have not thought it proper in the present state of the garrison to grant him this request; but,
⟨—————⟩ I leave it to your discretion to give him leave permission of absence for a modest period, when ever in your opinion the situation of things will admit of it.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).