From Jonathan Cass, 18 October 1799
Wilmington Delaware Octr. 18 1799
I believe that music would much facilitate the recruiting business in this quarter, am I at liberty to employ private persons for that purpose?
With great respect & esteem Sir, I am your most obedt Sevt.
J. Cass Major U.S. 3d R.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "He may have Music allowg Eight Dollars Month & a Ration day. no Cloathing."