To James McHenry, 15 May 1799
New York May 15. 1799
This will be handed to you by Cornet Alexander Macombe, of the Cavalry of the U states, who when in Philadelphia will desire to pay his respects to you—He is a genteel clever young man & I trust the embryo of a good Officer.
With respect & ⟨—⟩ Yr Obed Sr
(ALS [photostat], James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).