Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William S. Smith, 7 March 1800

From William S. Smith, 7 March 1800

Major General Hamilton

Union Brigade March 7th. 1800


Capt. Samuel White of the 11th. Regt. has acted as Judge Advocate of all General Courts Martial, that have been held in this Brigade, he first commenced on the 2d. of Novr. is still by the orders of the 18th. ulto. instituting the General Court martial whereof Major Fondey is President designa⟨ted⟩ by the General Orders to do that duty—I ⟨do⟩ myself the Honor to enclose a Copy of the Brigade orders first issued on the subject—and at the request of Capt. White, solicit your opinion whether any, & if any, what allowance will be made to him, for the discharge of this duty?

From the Genl. orders of the 18th. ulto. I expected some prisoners, or Officers under arrest, would be ordered here—no one has presented himself If there are any to come forward, I should be obliged by information when I may expect them that I may arrange the Brigade duties accordingly

I have the Honor to be Sir, Your most Obed Humble Servt.

W. S. Smith Lt. Colo. of the 12th

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing copy of a brigade order, November 2, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from William S. Smith, H’s instructions read: "Letter to be ⟨written to⟩ S of War relative to Capt. White—"

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