From James McHenry
War Department August 12, 1799. “I transmit under cover to you for each of the Officers named in the enclosed list1 a Copy of the elements of fortification,2 and request that you would have the same forwarded to them respectively.…”
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. “Names of the Officers for whom the Elements of fortification have been transmitted to Major General Hamilton” (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).