From James McHenry, 1 November 1799
War department November 1. 1799
I enclose you a Passport from the Secretary of State intended for the Vessel which is to carry the Ordnance and Military Stores to the Mississippi—You will be pleased to fill up the blanks with your own hand writing and transmit to me a Copy of the Passport,
I have the honor to be with great respect Your obed servant—
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark along with a bracket in the left margin starting on the line that begins, "and Military Stores to the..." and continuing through the end of the paragraph.