To James McHenry, 13 May 1800
NY. May 13th. 1800
Enclosed The enclosed are a copy of a letter from
Mr. David Thompson to whom the enclosed papers relate is not an officer of the army. It is therefore, in my opinion,
⟨indispensible⟩ proper that he receive a compensation for his services. If you concur with me, you will be pleased to give the necessary directions in the case—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).