From James McHenry, first letter of 22 February 1799
War Department 22nd Feby 1799.
I enclose you a copy of a letter from Captain Gates dated Castle William Feby. 13th 1799
I have the honor to be with great respect your most Obd Hb St
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Lemuel Gates to McHenry, February 13, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On verso of the LS from James McHenry, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Wrote to Secy. The letter which he transmits of the want of Cloathing & blankets—I have taken it for granted that these were forwarded." Letter not found.