To Samuel Eddins, 22 November 1799
NY. Nov. 22nd. 99
Captain Read’s company with the detachment from Captain McClellen’s will be stationed on Ellis’s Island. This will make room for other troops at Fort Jay.
I have consented that Captain Stille receive a furlough for seven days.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).