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To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 4 June 1798

From James McHenry

Philada. 4 June 1798

My dear Hamilton

I have just recd. yours of the 1st.

I have calculated to be able to leave this on Wednesday, to examine the harbour of New York, and to with the aid of the best advice I can procure, determine what further works can be constructed out of the means that can be spared.

Be kind enough to Tell Col. Stevens1 to have a pilot boat engaged and the proper apparatus ready to take depths and ascertain the quality of the ground on bottom.


Col. Hamilton

ADf, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress.

1Ebenezer Stevens.

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