To Jonathan Cass, 25 November 1799
NY. Nov. 25th. 99
I have just received your letter of the twenty third of this month—
From the orders which have been given to Captain Shoemaker, he must, by this time, be well advanced on his march to Pittsburgh. I do not, therefore, think it expedient to
issue that comply with your request
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).