From James McHenry, 31 May 1799
War Department 31st May 1799
I enclose you two letters, one dated Baltimore 29th May 1799 from R. Gilmor Chairman of the Naval Committee of that City; the other from the Secretary of the Navy of this date. On this subject, you will please to give such directions as you may judge proper
I have the honor to be with the greates respct Sir, your most Ob Hb St
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Robert Gilmor to Benjamin Stoddert, May 29, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Stoddert to McHenry, May 31, 1799 (AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from James McHenry, H wrote: "Ansd. Capt Morris has been instructed to furnish & keep up such a guard till further order."