To James McHenry
[New York, n.d.]1
My Dr. Sir
I was at Albany when your letter got here. I have snatched the first hour from my avocations to sketch to you my thoughts in a rude shape.
ALS, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York; ALS (photostat), James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter was presumably written between January 12, 1796, when McHenry was appointed Secretary of War, and May 6, 1800, when he submitted his letter of resignation to President John Adams.