From James McHenry, 22 January 1800
War department January 22. 1800
I enclose you a letter just received from Lt. Jas. Ryan of the 3d. Regiment of Infantry—On the 25. Nov. last I wrote you and enclosed you a letter from that Gentleman—
I am Sir W. great respect Your obed servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing James Ryan to McHenry, December 29, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).