To James McHenry, 4 November 1799
NY. Nor. 4th—99
If ⟨—⟩ I presume ⟨—⟩
I am lead to believe that my letter to Col. Read relative to Captain Taylor must have miscarried as I find no acknowledgment of the receipt of it. The
necessary measures have now been taken ⟨—⟩ matter has now been committed to the management of General Pinckney
With great respect
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).