To James McHenry, 6 December 1799
NY Dec. 6 99
You will recollect that the arrangement of the Officers of a Artillery attached to the Western Army into companies was referred to Colonel Burbeck—Enclosed is a list of the Officers in the order in which the Col. has placed them—This arrangement has received my sanction—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an illegible, badly damaged note on the back of the letter.