To James Wilkinson, 3 April 1800
NY. April 3rd. 1800
It is my wish that Captain Richard Sparks of the third regiment should be with that part of it which is to be stationed on the Ohio—If this can be effected, consistently with the good of the service, you will take Measures for the purpose—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).