To James McHenry, 12 November 1799
NY. Nor. 12th. 1799
I have just received your letter of the ninth instant, and have to observe that
I do it does not appear to me important that a company should be stationed at Easton. I have therefore repeated the order to Captain Shoemaker to march for Fort Fayette—
With great respect
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).