From James McHenry, 3 October 1799
War department Trenton 3d. October 1799.
In answer to your letter of the 1. October instant I inclose you copies of the Contracts for supplying the Troops in North Carolina for the present Year. You will find that they contain a provision for transportation. I cannot therefore think that the application has been made to the Contractor who certainly has received no instruction whatever from me. I suspect it has been to the person who had my orders to form the Contracts and whose name appears in them—
I have the honor to be with great respect Your obed Servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).