Adams Papers

From John Adams to James McHenry, 15 May 1800

Philadelphia May 15th 1800


I request you to transmit copies of the law for reducing the twelve regiments which passed yesterday to Major Generals Hamilton & Pinckney & also to the commandant of brigades with orders to the Major Generals to make immediate arrangements, for reducing those regiments on the fourteenth day of June

I pray you also in concert with the Secretary of the Treasury to make seasonable preparations for a punctual compliance with the other provision of the law by advancing the three months pay to the officers & men

I am Sir with great esteem / your humble servant

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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