From William S. Smith, 5 August 1799
12th. Regt. on the Bronks August 5th. 1799.
I have the Honor of presenting the recruiting Return No 2 of the 12th. Regt. with 43. attestations of Recruits of Capt. Landons Company—21 of Capt. Bennetts—7 of Capt. Pattersons—7 of Capt. Fonday’s & 3 of late Capt. Smith’s returned by Lt. Cooper Which I hope will prove more satisfactory to The Asst. Adjutant General, than the first appeared to be. I have the Honor to be With great respect Your most Obedt. & very Humble Servt.
W. S. Smith Lt. Colo. Comdg
P.S. two Certificates from Capt. Landon, of refusals of attestation on the part of recruits—
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a certificate for Daniel Harrington, June 21, 1799 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate for Isaac Slover, June 27, 1799 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress)