From James McHenry, 18 September 1799
War department Trenton 18 September 1799
Inclosed is a Copy of a letter dated to day from the Secretary of the Navy relative to a Guard for certain french Prisoners arrived at Baltimore in the Montezuma—I pray you to pay the most immediate attention to the request it contains
With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).