From James McHenry, 21 August 1799
War department 21. August 1799
Lieutenant Samuel W. Church of Captain Ashmuns Company in the fourteenth regiment of Infantry has requested permission to resign his Office and has presented circumstances which have induced to the granting of his request. You will be pleased to cause to be signified to him that his resignation is accepted and inform me of the date of the said Notification.
I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).