Adams Papers

To John Adams from James McHenry, 19 November 1798

War Department Philadelphia. 19 Novr. 1798

Dear Sir.

There is a very great desire among a number of citizens & gentlemen composing the volunteer companies & City militia, to know as near as may be the day and hour at which you may be expected to arrive here. As I think it would not be right to disappoint their laudable zeal—I pray you to be so obliging as to drop me a line from New York to enable me to satisfy their inquiries, and afford them an oppertunity of giving a proof of their attachment to your person.

With sincere respect I have the honour to be D Sir / Your obt

James McHenry

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