Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 9 January 1799

From James McHenry

War department January 9. 1799


I have received your letter dated the 7th. instant.

The President has directed me to signify to you that he considers you in service from the first day of November 1798 in consequence of your being summoned by letter bearing date the 15 October to attend at Philadelphia or Trenton as soon as possible and in all events by the 10 November. Your pay and emoluments will therefore take date from the first day of November 1798.

I am Sir   with great respect   Your obed servant

James McHenry

Major Genl. Hamilton

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

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