To James McHenry
New York Decemr. 5th. 99
Having some private business of importance to transact at Philadelphia,1 and there being several objects of a military nature which perhaps may be facilitated by a personal interview with you, it is my intention to leave this city on Monday next for the seat of government.
With great respect & esteem I have the honor to be Sir yr.
S of War
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.