To James McHenry
New York, June 5, 1799. “… As yet I have to regret that I am without the needful assistance to enable me to keep pace with the various objects of service—which occasions more delay in respect to the less urgent than is agreable to my plan. Measures are in train to obtain efficient aid1 and I hope ere long the whole Machinery will be in complete operation.…”
Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.