From James McHenry, 14 September 1799
War Department Trenton 14 September 1799
I inclose you a letter from Captain John Bishop dated the 9 instant, with a copy of my answer thereto.
You will be pleased to take such order respecting its contents, as to you may appear expedient. I need not observe, that when cloathing or other articles are wanted for any portion of the army, there must be a regular requisition for them, by the proper officer, founded upon returns.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir Your Obedient and Huml Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John Bishop to McHenry, September 9, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); McHenry to Bishop, September 14, 1799 (LS, letterpress copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).