Summary of Content: William, managing affairs in the War Office in Henry’s absence, discusses military matters. Reports that Sergeant Alcott arrived at West Point with his complete party. Instructed Lieutenant Pratt to wait at Hartford, Connecticut for Henry Knox before departing with his party for West Point. Also reports receiving correspondence from the Marquis de Lafayette, forwarded by Mr. [John] Jay’s office, regarding the Society of the Cincinnati. Docketed in pencil, possibly at a later date.