To William S. Smith, 16 April 1800
NY. April 16—1800
I have received your letter of the twelfth instant with it’s enclosure—
You will have a return made, without delay, by the Surgeons of the three regiments
of ⟨—⟩ under your command of the medicine that is wanted, ⟨—⟩ marking particularly such as is of the most immediate and pressing necessity—
This I will have procured here and sent on
without delay immediately—
The rest will be procured in the mode pointed out by the S of War—
You will also have
⟨another⟩ a return made ⟨out⟩ of the medicine which is on hand not fit for use.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).