To James McHenry, 31 May 1800
Camp Scotch Plains May 31st. 1800
Enclosed is a letter which I have received from Lt. Lewis of the first regiment—
On the expediency of making compensation to officers charged with the performance of extra duties; and the right of the Executive to do it I have already very fully expressed my opinion—I can add nothing to what I have heretofore said, but that
Lt. Lewis in this particular case Lt Lewis ought to receive compensation for the time that he performed the duties Attached to the office of Adjutant
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).