From James McHenry, 18 July 1799
War department 18th. July 1799
The enclosed is an extract of a letter from Mr. John Stockton who acted as Agent to form the Contracts in the State of Delaware. As a rendezvous is proposed by a Subaltern other than those you prescribed it will be proper it should receive your sanction before I can give any orders respecting it—
I am Sir with great Respect Your obedient servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing an extract of John Stockton to McHenry, July 15, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).