To James McHenry, 22 June 1799
New York June 22d. 1799
I have to regret that the accidental
disappointment displacement of your letter of the 17th. May has prevented the execution of its object. the inclosed is to rectify the omission. I have not annexed Lt. Gibson to any Company at Fort Mifflin, because now is to be considered as permanently attached to that Post; but consider him as detached upon a special Command.
With great respect I have the honor &c
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).