Circular to the Commanding Officers in
Northern and Western United States1
New York, February 15, 1799. “A Letter from the Sec of War2 places under my Superintendance the Posts and Troops under your immediate Command. All further Communications therefore respecting them, including Reports and Returns, are to be addressed to me, not as heretofore to the Sec. of War.…”
Copy, Chicago Historical Society.
1. This letter is the same as “Circular to the Commanding Officers at New York and West Point,” January 30, 1799.