To James McHenry, 26 May 1800
Head Quarters Plainfield N. Jersey May 26th. 1800.
I have the honor to send you the enclosed papers, in order that you may
see what grounds I gave my Sanction to the Expenditures made by Capt. Ellery. be apprised of the subject of them.
I request that you will add your Sanction
if lest the want of it should be an obstacle with the comptroller—
With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr. ob. Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).