To William S. Smith, 15 November 1799
November 15, 1799
I have received your letter of the 12th inst. and am happy to find that your
⟨—⟩ difficulties are in a fair way to be removed. all the difficulties which you had to encounter The spirit of the troops, the harmony of among the Officers, and the good understanding between the soldiers and the citizens afford give me great real pleasure—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).