To Jonathan Cass, 22 October 1799
N. York Oct. 22d. 1799—
In reply to your letter of the 18th. instant, I have to inform you that
music is musicians are allowed to be employed in the recruiting Service, at the rate of Eight Dollars per month and one ration without cloathing—You may engage them accordingly
With great consideration &c
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).