From James McHenry, 3 August 1799
War department August 3d. 1799.
I enclose you a letter for Thomas Y. How informing him of his appointment as Second Lieutenant in the eleventh Regiment of Infantry—
Herewith is transmitted a list of the Officers to complete the fifth regiment, and also the names of the Majors of the Sixth regiment—Information of their appointments have been sent to each of the Gentlemen—
I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant
Major General A Hamilton
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a list of officers in the Fifth Infantry Regiment and a list of majors for the Sixth Infantry Regiment (copies, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).