Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, [15 January 1799]

To James McHenry

[New York, January 15, 1799]

Dr. Sir

I find I cannot have ready for this days post the bill for the Provisional army.1 Inclosed are some additional clauses relating to organisation consequently to be inserted in the Bill sent by yesterdays post. You will easily determine their proper position there. They are necessary to systematic propriety. General provisions of this kind will prevent continual repetitions in every new law respecting the military force.

With esteem & regard   Yr. Obed servt.


Js Mc.Henry Esq

ALS, Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library; ALS (photostat), James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress; copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

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