From William S. Smith, 23 July 1799
12th. Regt. Bronks July 23d. 1799.
enclosed I submit to your purusal a Letter from Capt. Fondy, stating a particularly hard case, relative to the rank of Lt. Foster.
It is sufficient for me fully to submit the statement to your consideration; confident if mistakes have been made, injurious to Lt. Foster’s rank, you will with pleasure use your influence to have them rectified—I have the honor to be, Sir Your most Obedt. Humble Servt.
W. S. Smith 12th. Regt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Dowe J. Fondey to Smith, July 15, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Inhabitants of Troy, New York, to John Adams, n.d. (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).