To Frederick Frye, 24 October 1799
New york October 24th. 1799
Your letter of the seventh instant was delivered to me at Trenton.
General Pinckney is now at New Port, and I must refer you to him on the subject of your request. It would be improper in me to take any step in the business, as you are no longer annexed to my command.
With consideration I am, Sir
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).