To James McHenry, 29 April 1800
NY. April 29. 1800
Enclosed is a copy of a letter from Major Shute relative to the application of David Jones which you sent
to me some days since. You will perceive from the statement that given that the application of this Gentleman is a very improper one
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).