Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William S. Smith, 24 May 1799

To William S. Smith, 24 May 1799

New York May 24, 1799


The Secretary of War has directed me to inquire whether Capt. Justus B Smith Lts. Thomas Thompson & Jacob C Ten Eyck have mean to accept or decline their appointments. If known to you, you will please to inform me, if not known, you will then ascertain & communicate to me what may be the fact

With great consideration I am Sir Yr. Obed St

(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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