To John G. Coffin, 18 February 1800
New York Febr. 18. 1800—
I have received your letter of January 24th and in consequence of your misfortune your furlough is extended untill the last day of March next. A delay of a General arrangement by the Secretary of War which would have embraced your claim prevents me from a compliance with your wishes as to your accounts.
with true consideration I am Sir—
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).