To James McHenry
New York Feby 19th
I have read with great pleasure your letter to the Committee of Defence.1 It presents the subject in a very correct and interesting manner, such as I should expect much good from; if I did not begin to think with Chief Justice Elsworth, that there is in a government like ours a natural antipathy ⟨to⟩ system of every kind.2
Js. McHenry Esqr
ALS, St. Croix Museum, Cristiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands; ALS (photostat), James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Oliver Ellsworth.