To Robert Quarles
Philadelphia June 8. 1793.
I received, on the 3d. instant your favor of May 19. and immediately transmitted it to the accountant of the war office, and now inclose you his answer. Whatever you shall think proper to decide on this subject, if you will be so good as to inform me by letter, it shall be properly communicated, and brought to such an issue as the laws will justify. I am Sir Your very humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Robert Quarles. Columbia.” Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy. Enclosure not found.
The accountant of the War Office was Joseph Howell, Jr. (Syrett, Hamilton description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends , xi, 451n).