To James McHenry, 19 February 1800
New York February 19. 1800
I send you the
following inclosed extract of a letter from Major Rivardi also a copy of my reply to him that you may judge of the propriety of the charge contained therein. In my answer I approved of the measure he had taken with regard to the Cloathing, but observed 150 dollars appeared to me to be a high price for the transportation of it with great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your obed Servt.
As an account will hereafter be rendered by Major Rivardi, you will I presume think it proper to accept the bill drawn by him upon you.
I am Sir Your Obed Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).