From James McHenry, 21 April 1799
War Department 21st April 1799
Enclosed is a copy of a letter from Captain Alexr. Gibson dated Staunton April 6th.
Captain Gibson being stationed at Staunton in Virginia on the recruiting service, may be considered, as to what relates to that object, under your superintendance, you will, therefore, give such orders in the premises as you may think proper
I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your most Obd Hb St
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Alexander Gibson to McHenry, April 6, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from James McHenry, a note in H’s hand reads: "General Court Martial for their Trial."