To James McHenry, 2 May 1799
New York May 2. 1799
have duly received the letter you transmitted me mentioning from Capt Gates of the 13th. of February mentioning among other things the want of Cloathing and Blankets which I had have taken for granted were forwarded.
Inclosed is the form of the oath to be taken by officers entering the army of the United States
with great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your obed Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).