From James McHenry, 10 August 1799
War Department 10th. August. 1799.
I inclose for your information, press copy of a letter from me, to Lieut. Colonel Smith, commanding the 12th. United State’s regiment, relative to a demand made by him, for payment to the officers of his regiment, of the value of wood, stated not to have been drawn by them; and allowed by the regulations of the 26th. day of December 1797.
I am Sir with great respect your obedt hble servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing McHenry to William S. Smith, August 10, 1799 (LS, letterpress copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).