From James McHenry, 27 February 1799
War Department 27th Feby 1799
The enclosed papers are first the petition of John Hubbard, second a certificate from Mr Sprague dated 27th Feby 1799 and third a certificate of the Accountant of this Department
If, upon such investigation as you think proper to give this subject, it shall appear that the Samuel Richardson mentioned in the Muster roll is the same allud⟨ed⟩ to by Mr Hubbard and is his servant as alledged you will be pleased to have him discharged
I have the honor to be with great respect, Sir, your Most Ob Hb St
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).