To James McHenry, 16 November 1799
NY. Novr. 16th. 1799
I have just received a letter from Captain McRea of the second regiment of Artillerists who is recruiting at Alexandria in the state of Virginia.
He informs me that he has already enlisted ten soldiers, and expects shortly to
⟨—⟩ enlist more; but that there is no Contractor at in the place from whom to procure supplies. I have therefore to request that you will be pleased to take arrangements, as soon as you ca⟨n⟩ do it conveniently, for the establishmen⟨t⟩ of a Contractor at Alexandria.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).