To Jonathan Cass, 16 November 1799
NY. Novr. 16th. 1799
I have received your letter of the fourteenth instant.
The drawing of back rations in the case you mention would be irregular.
I consent to your going to Philadelphia in December, but you will
be pleased to limit your absence to the space of a week.
When you leave Wilmington for Philadelphia be so good as to drop me a line informing me of it.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).