To James McHenry, 9 August 1799
New York Aug 9. 1799
I regret that a pressure of business has happened to put out of view the subject of your letter of the 12th. of July recalled to my attention by yours of yesterday.
⟨—⟩ am of opinion against the transfers proposed. It is more easy to enlist for the Artillery than the Infantry, especially those of the four Western Regiments stationed in the West. I perceive no peculiar advantage, otherwise, from the transfer & consequently no motive for making it. I therefore advise that the Cloat Infantry cloathing be sent for the party.
Wish great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr Obed Sr
(ADfS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).