To Lewis Tousard, 13 November 1799
New york Novr. 13th. 99
I have received your letter of the fifth instant, and approve the intention which it expresses
of coming to this place relative to your journey.
You will be pleased to signify to Captain Littlefield that his request of a furlough is granted—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).