To Walter K. Cole, 3 March 1800
NY. March 3. 1800
I have received your letter of the 25th. of February, and regret that circumstances should occur to
lead you render it necessary for you to abandon relinquish the service—You will be pleased to signify your wish to the Commandant of your regiment that it may come thro’ him to me, and go from me to the Sey of War—
This is the regular course in such cases—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges Cole’s letter of February 25, 1800. Letter not found.