From James McHenry, 8 May 1800
War Department, May 8. 1800.
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a Contract entered into by Elijah and Simon House for ye supply of rations in ye. State of Connecticut—
I am Sir Your obed Servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Army contract with Elijah and Simon House, October 4, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads: "Contract filed in proper bundle."