To Adam Hoops, 13 May 1800
NY. May 13. 1800
The application of Captain Eddens for a furlough for so indefinite a period is totally inadmissible.
It is necessary that he should specify some
period time, and that of reasonable duration, within which he will probably be able to settle his affairs—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).