To James McHenry, 19 September 1799
N. York Sept. 19th. 1799
In my letter of yesterday, in answer to yours on the subject of furnishing the Western Posts I omitted
to g giving saying any thing about the Carriages for Cannon.
General Wilkinson’s absence for a few days prevents me from speaking with precision as that point, It is however my opinion that they cannot well be made there of the right
sort kind, & I would advise that they be made here and sent forward—
With great respect I have &c
I am Sir
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).