Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Smith, 16 August 1799

To John Smith, 16 August 1799

New York Aug 16, 1799


The letters herewith contain instructions analogous to those which have been given to the other Regiments. Some things however are incomplete for which I must refer You to the direction of Major General Pinckney (viz) There is no rendezvous designated for the Regiment nor any for the several subdistricts as my letter of the 31 of March contemplates.

In that of the 23 you are authorised in concert with your Majors to propose a new arrangement of your Officers; but it is imagined that this which is a general regulation may not be applicable to the particular case of your Regiment as it is probable that very complete information on the spot has been the guide in the arrangement as it now stands. You will therefore do nothing on this head without previously consulting General Pinckney.

With great consideratn I am Sir Yr. Obet Serv

Col: Smith

See Postscript—

P.S. You will conform to any orders respecting the recruiting service which you shall receive from Major Genl. Pinckney and you will re⟨p⟩ort to him as well as to me—

(ADf, with postscript in Ethan Brown’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "Plan. South Carolina Georgia Kentucky divided into the following Sub-districts for Recruiting" (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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