From James McHenry
Philadelphia 5 Jany 1799
Inclosed is a copy of my report which I received this morning from the press. You will perceive, that I have used the matter you furnished me with pretty freely, and added several subjects which I hope will meet your approbation as well as the arrangment and general stile of the report.1
I am still extremely busy and can see no end to my labours. Yours affectionately and sincerely
Col. Smiths nomination has been concurred in, but the nominations have not yet come from the Senate.2
ALS, DLC:GW; ADfS, DLC: James McHenry Papers.