From James McHenry, 9 November 1799
War department November 9th. 1799
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a report made by Colonel Lear to the Commander in Chief and which came to hand yesterday respecting quartering the Troops at Harpers ferry during the ensuing Winter—
Dr. Hezekiah W. Bissell resides at Hartford in the State of Connecticut—
I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Tobias Lear to George Washington, November 4, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the letter from James McHenry, there is an "X" mark at the beginning of the second paragraph.