To William S. Smith, 20 March 1800
New York March 20. 1800
I have understood that the relative rank of the Officers of your regiment has not yet been communicated to them; as you may probably withold it from an idea of its not having
yet received my final approbation, you will view the arrangement upon which we formerly agreed as decisive, with the single alteration, of Captain G. Kirkland’s being placed next in rank to Captain A. White
with true consideration &
Captain Kissams Resignation has been accepted, of which you have not I believe been informed.
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).