To William S. Smith, 31 May 1800
Camp Scotch Plains May 31st. 1800
I have directed the DQM General to furnish the troops with transportation to places from which they can conveniently procure conveyance to their respective homes—
The sick will remain here under the care of Dr. Chetwood, or of some surgeon whom I shall send from N York—The Contractor has been directed to supply them
with necessaries as heretofore.
When I shall have left this place
you will continue proceed in the your arrangements for effecting a disbandment of the troops in the most in a manner proper as it regards the public & satisfactory to them. And you will continue to make and carry into effect such ulterior arrangements as may be necessary till further order from me—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).