To James McHenry
New York Jany. 15th. 1800
I shall go to Albany on Sunday next on urgent business.1 Official communications from you will, of course, not reach me after Saturday, but I shall direct the Adjutant General2 to open such as may arrive and to take the measures which they render necessary in all cases that can not wait for a reference to me.
S of War
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H was going to Albany as attorney for Louis Le Guen in the case of Le Guen v Gouverneur and Kemble before the New York Court of Errors. For this case, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , II, 48–164.
2. William North.