From James McHenry, 21 March 1800
War Department 21st March 1800
I transmit you a petition from a Soldier of the 10th Regiment, praying for a Discharge from the Service: if it can consistently be granted, you will be pleased to take the necessary Order to that effect.
I have the Honour to be, Sir, Your most obedt Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).