To James McHenry, 4 November 1799
NY. Nov. 4. 99
I find by your letter of the thirtieth of August that Hezekiah W. Bissel
one of the a Surgeon’s Mate has been particularly directed to obey my commands—It is not mentioned where he resides—I woul⟨d⟩ thank to give me the information immediately as I wish to send him ⟨—⟩ to a distant command quarter—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).