To William S. Smith, 15 August 1799
New York August 15th. 1799.
I have just received your letter of yesterday, and have given orders to Capn. Read to furnish from the garrison the guard and the orderly sergeant which you request to attend the President of the Court Martial. I presume the different members of the Court have, before this time, arrived.
With great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c:
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).