Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 6 October 1799

To James McHenry

New York October 6th. 99


General Wilkinson has just returned to this city,1 and will set out together with myself for Trenton2 on Monday in order to settle definitively with you the requisite arrangements for the Western Army.

With great respect   I am Sir

Secretary of War

Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1James Wilkinson had been on a trip to New England. See H to George Washington, September 23, 1799, note 1.

2The Government had moved its offices to Trenton because of a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. See McHenry to H, August 29, 1799.

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