To James McHenry, 12 August 1799
N. York Augt. 12th. 1799
I have received a letter from Cap⟨—⟩ McClellan of the 1st. Regt. of Art. & Eng. urging the
want necessity of money for the recruiting service concerning which he says he has already written to you without receiving an Answer.
I must also beg leave
also to remind you of an Application in favor of Mr. Hosack as Capt. McClellan States the it, almost, impossible of to proceed ing in recruiting for his Compy. for want of a Subaltern.
With great respect &c—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).