From James McHenry, 8 August 1799
War Department, August 8. 1799.
The death of Doctor Lynch, having made a new appointment of Surgeon’s Mate to the Garrison at Fort Mifflin necessary, one has been accordingly appointed.
Inclosed is a copy of my letter to the Commanding Officer of that Garrison upon the occasion.
With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedt. servant,
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing McHenry to Ebenezer Massey, August 8, 1799 (LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).