To William S. Smith, 17 March 1800
NY. March 17. 1800
The Secr. of War informs me that the resignation of Captain Cole is accepted and that his pay and emoluments are to cease on the 20th instant—You will have this communicated to Captain Cole thro’ the Commandt. of his Regt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).