To James McHenry, 19 March 1799
New York March 19. 1799—
⟨———⟩ Major Ford to give the detachment directed Major Ford to take the command as you suggested, The Detachment did not proceed yesterday as I intend and to open a correspondence with you and General McPherson.
Your letters of the 16 and 18th. of March are just received.
With great respect & esteem I have the honor to be Sir Your Obed Ser
(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).