To Caleb Swan, 18 May 1800
NY. May 18—1800
I have recommended Lt. Jacob Wilson as Pay Master to the detachment under Major Cass in place of Lt. Blake resigned—The nomination however has not yet received the sanction of the S of War—
I understand from Major Cass that the bounty money deposited in the hands of the different recruiting officers has been withdrawn by your orders, and the recruiting service thus brought to a stand. I presume this must be a mistake. If it has been done you will have the money returned to Lt. Wilson should he be appointed in the place of Mr. Blake.
I wish you to see the Secretary of War relative to the appointment of Mr. Wilson
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).