From James McHenry, 30 March 1799
War Depart. 30 March 1799
I have directed Lt Leonard to fall down to New York there to receive your orders, and instructions.
sent him ⟨—⟩ I presume you will find it necessary to furnish his men with appropriate officers. I have ordered cloathing to be forwarded to Col. Stephens for such of his men as may stand in need of it. You will give all necessary orders respecting his route to Easton or Bethlehem in Pennsylvania and to have them provided with rations & transportation from Albany &c.
I have the honour to be Sir with great respect Your ob St
You will employ such means as you may judge best, to
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote the following note: "Letter received & his instructions will be executed."