From James McHenry, 1 August 1799
War department, August 1st. 1799
I enclose you a Copy of a letter from the Quarter Master General dated the 30th. Ultimo relative to widening the road from Le Boeuff to Presque Isle, and erecting a few bridges on the said road, and suggesting that the same could be done by a detachment of the Troops.
You will be pleased to take the same into consideration, and take such order thereon as to you may appear proper—
I am Sir with great respect Your obedt servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).