From James McHenry
War Department, January 17, 1800. “I have received this morning your three letters dated the 15 and 161 instant. It being presumed that Lieutenant Baldwin will do duty until it is known that his resignation is accepted he may be informed that it is accepted.… The uncertainty which hangs over the new regiments as it respects their being continued on the establishment has hitherto prevented me from deciding on the proposed alterations in the uniform.…”
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress.