To Benjamin Brookes, 25 November 1799
New York Novr. 25. 99
I have just received your letter of the nineteenth instant, and regret the delay of your journey to this place. Relying however on
your the statement which you have transmitted to me, I consent that you postpone it till the first of January—By that time I expect without certainly to see you
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).