From James McHenry, 13 March 1800
War Department March 13. 1800.
I have received your letters of the 11. instant.
You will be pleased to inform Captain Cole that the President has accepted his resignation, and that his pay and emoluments cease on the 20 instant
I wrote you on the 21. August last respecting Samuel Winter Church a duplicate of which I enclose
I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There are "X" marks in the left margin, one beside the second and one beside the third paragraphs.