From James McHenry, 5 May 1800
War Department May 5. 1800
The Gentleman to whom the within letter is addressed was in March 1799. appointed a Second Lieutenant in the first regiment of Infantry. No information of his acceptance or non acceptance has been received at this Office.
It appears that he was recommended by you and Mr. Egbert Benson. Be pleased to have this letter conveyed to him
I am Sir Your obed servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Libary of Congress), enclosing McHenry to Andrew Van Wert, May 5, 1800 (LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).