From James McHenry1
War Department, January 6th. 1800.
I have the honor to request that you would be pleased to transmit me a return of all the Troops in the Service of the United States specifying the several regiments to which they belong. As this return is to accompany a report which I am making out to submit to the President2 I beg that the return may be furnished with as little delay as possible.
I have the honor to be with great respect Sir Your obed servant
Major General A. Hamilton
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to H to James Gunn, December 22, 1798.
2. See McHenry’s report of January 5, 1800, to John Adams. Adams sent this report to Congress in a letter dated January 13, 1800 (ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Military Affairs, I, 133–41).