To James McHenry, 2 May 1799
New York May 2nd 1799
I have received a letter from Colonel Ogden requesting that Wilmington may be appointed as a Company Rendezvous in the place of New Castle, I will therefore thank you to instruct the Agent of the War Department to have the contract made for the former place.
with great respect I am Sir Your obed Servt.
(Df [two], in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).