To James McHenry, 16 February 1799
New york February 16th. 1799
It is very material to me to have without delay the distribution of the additional twelve Regiments and troops of horse among the respective States according to the organization or arrangement which is contained in the report made to you in December by the Commander in Chief.
This is requested with reference to the appointment of recruiting rendesvouzes.
With great respect I have the honor to be Sir your Obet. Sert.
(LS, Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library; LS [photostat], James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).