From James McHenry, 14 March 1799
War Department 14th March 1799
Enclosed you have a copy of a letter from Captain Frederick Frye dated 9th March 1799 respecting the arrest he is now under, together with a copy of the charges exhibitted against him
Not knowing that the whole of the circumstances detailed in the enclosed papers may have come under your cognizance, I have thought it best to communicate them, and to rely upon you to give such relief in the premisses as may be proper and compatible with the situation of the parties
I have the honor to be with great respect your most obd Hb St
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Frederick Frye to McHenry, March 11, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), and "Exhibit of the charges and Specifications advanced against Captain Frederick Frye by Major Adam Hoops," March 8, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).