Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 13 August 1798

From James McHenry

Philad. 13 Augt. 1798.

My dear Hamilton.

I have been able to go today to the office,1 to attend to business, and prepare to leave this City to-morrow morning with my family.2 We shall remain at Trenton till it is safe to return again.

What is to be said to General Knox. I sent you his letter3 with a few lines written by my chief clerk4 while I was indisposed? I believe I signed it.

My letter to the President left this the 7th instant.5 I had fortunately prepared it before I was taken ill. I have communicated to you its contents.

Your affectionately

James McHenry

Mjr. Gen Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

4John Caldwell.

5McHenry’s letter to Adams is dated August 4. See McHenry to H, August 10, 1798, and the introductory note to George Washington to H, July 14, 1798.

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