To Jonathan Cass, 2 January 1800
NY Jan. 2. 1800
I have received your letter of the thirtieth of December—
The subject of your letter has not been decided on by the Secretary of War. In the mean time however
persons in the situat servants of Officers not soldiers will draw rations the servant of Lt Peyton will draw rations—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).