Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 6 January 1800

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

James McHenry

Major General A. Hamilton

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see the introductory note to H to James Gunn, December 22, 1798.

2See 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).

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