From James McHenry
War Department 27th Jany 1800
I now have the Honour to transmit to you a Copy of my circular Letter to Colonels Moore, J. Smith, Read, Bentley, Hall, Parker, Ogden & W S. Smith, in consequence of the Bill which passed the House of Representatives on Friday last, to suspend enlistments for the six additional Companies of Cavalry & the twelve Regiments of Infantry.1
You will please to issue such further orders as to you shall appear proper.2
I have the Honour to be, Sir, With great Respect, Your most obed Servant
Major General Hamilton.
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.