From James McHenry
War department January 9. 1799
I have received your letter dated the 7th. instant.
The President has directed me to signify to you that he considers you in service from the first day of November 1798 in consequence of your being summoned by letter bearing date the 15 October to attend at Philadelphia or Trenton as soon as possible and in all events by the 10 November. Your pay and emoluments will therefore take date from the first day of November 1798.
I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant
Major Genl. Hamilton
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.