To James McHenry
New York January 15th. 1800
There are many officers in Town who have entirely worn out their Uniforms, and are anxious to procure new ones, their uncertainty as to the Plan however prevents them; fearful of being led into expence which would be very inconvenient by not adopting the proper one. Let me urge your immediate determination on this subject.1
with great respect I am Sir Your obed Sevt.
Secretary of War
Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.