To Jacob Kingsbury, 26 February 1800
New-York 26th. Feby. 1800
Your Letter of the thirtieth Septr. was Received in Course And the delay in answering it was proceeded from Disposition to Comply with your Wishes of Absence As far as the Convenience of the service would Permit. I have now to Request that you will Be in Readiness to Return to Service by the first of April—at that time you Will Report yourself to me for further Orders—
With great Consideration Am Sir Your Obdt. Servt.
(LC, Detroit Public Library; Df, dated February 25, 1800, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).