From William S. Smith, 14 April 1800
Union Brigade April 14th. 1800
In consequence of your Letter of the 10th. inst. I have made enquiry into the case of the claim of Daniel Jones, relative to the enlistment of Henry Fennimore a soldier or rather a Corporal of the 11th. Regt. Inclosed I have the honor of submitting the report of the officer Commanding the 11th. in Camp, on the subject, and shall of course, pause for your further orders.
I have the Honor to be, with great respect—Sir—Your most Obedt. Humble Servt.
W. S. Smith Lt. Colo. Commdr.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing William Shute to Smith, April 14, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin of the ALS from William S. Smith, there is an "X" mark beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "shall of course, pause for your further...."