Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 31 May 1799

From James McHenry, 31 May 1799

War Department 31st May 1799


I enclose you two letters, one dated Baltimore 29th May 1799 from R. Gilmor Chairman of the Naval Committee of that City; the other from the Secretary of the Navy of this date. On this subject, you will please to give such directions as you may judge proper

I have the honor to be with the greates respct Sir, your most Ob Hb St

James McHenry

Major Genl A. Hamilton

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Robert Gilmor to Benjamin Stoddert, May 29, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Stoddert to McHenry, May 31, 1799 (AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from James McHenry, H wrote: "Ansd. Capt Morris has been instructed to furnish & keep up such a guard till further order."

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