To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 4 November 1799
NY Nov 4th. 99
Enclosed are a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury and one from the Secretary of War.
It would appear from the extract of a letter from Captain Taylor which is likewise enclosed that my letter to Col. Read on the subject must have miscarried. You will oblige me by
⟨—⟩ giving promptly the necessary directions in the case—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).