From William C. C. Claiborne, 28 March 1800
Philadelphia March 28th. 1800
I have received your polite Letter of the 26th. Instant, and its Contents have ⟨—⟩ly convinced me of the propriety of your determination, relative to the destination of Captain Sparks.
I shall take the liberty Sir, to forward your Communication to Governor Sevier, who being a Military Character, must immediately see the force of your reasoning, and the great inconvenience, which partial Military indulgencies would produce to the service.
I have the honor to be sir, With great Respect & Regard Your Mo: Ob: hble servt
William C. C. Claiborne
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).