To James McHenry
New York, March 7, 1800. States that the “law which provides for Brigade and Division Inspectors has made them no allowance for the article of forage.…”1 Quotes an order he has given to James Wilkinson on this question.2 Encloses extract of a letter from John F. Hamtramck on Indian affairs.3
Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. “An Act for the better organizing of the Troops of the United States; and for other purposes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, I (Boston, 1845); II (Boston, 1850). description ends 753 [March 3, 1799]).