To James McHenry, 18 May 1800
NY. May 18th. 1800
I send you the enclosed letter from Lt. Peyton and recommend as he has made the rect offer a condtn of continuance in service that his resignation be accepted—
I would thank you to inform me and Major Cass who is at Wilmington of the
decision in the case as soon as possible of the decision in the case.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).