From James McHenry, 29 July 1799
War department July 29. 1799.
I enclose you a petition that has been delivered to me this morning from a certain John Butler inlisted by Captain Matthew Henry soliciting his discharge.
You will be pleased to take such order thereon as to you may appear proper—
I am Sir with great respect Your obed Servant.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).