To James McHenry, 20 August 1799
New York August 20. 1799
The persons whose application is enclosed have been employed
to suppl by the agents of this State to supply it’s military stores with cannon balls and bombs; and from the information I have received I have good reason to beleive that their means are competent, and that they have given satisfaction to their employers.
With great consideration I am, Sir, &c: &c:
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).