From James McHenry, 9 September 1799
War department September 9. 1799
I herein enclose you a Copy of the orders that have been given for forwarding the Clothing to the posts on the lakes and on the Mississippi—The Clothing for Presque Isle and Fort Washington was some time since directed to be forwarded
I am Sir with great respect Your obedient Servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing McHenry to John Wilkins, Jr., September 9, 1799 (LS, letterpress copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); McHenry to John Harris, September 9, 1799 (LS, letterpress copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H wrote a draft of his reply: "Send him copy of the instructions & observe that his cooperation in procuring an armed vessel may be necessary to the Success &—⟨—⟩"