Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William S. Smith, 21 February 1800

To William S. Smith, 21 February 1800

New York February 21. 1800


I p⟨er⟩ceive by the public prints that ⟨—⟩ a disturbance of an unpl⟨ea⟩sant tendency has taken place between two Officers ⟨of⟩ your regiment and the inhabitants of Elizabeth Town. ⟨I re⟩quest you to investigate minutely into this affair & report to me accordingly

with true consideration &c

Col Smith

(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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