To James McHenry, 5 May 1800
N York May 5th. 1800
Enclosed is a letter from Captain Ths. Chandler to Col. Rice relative to a resignation of his Commission—
Upon reviewing my files for December I do not find any letter on the subject—
From the circumstances stated you will, I presume, think it proper to accept the resignation—I would thank you to inform me without delay, of the Decision in the case
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).