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From Alexander Hamilton to William S. Smith, 9 November 1799

To William S. Smith, 9 November 1799

Very confidential & not official

N York Nor. 9th. 1799

Dr. Sir,

I send you a letter from Colonel Taylor and an arrangement which he proposes. The grounds, as stated in his letter, of this arrangement do not strike my fancy. The spirit seems to be too much that which almost ruined our revolutionary army in the outset.

Do me the favor to remark the individuals who are with you and send me as soon as possible a brief comment on each as officer and Gentleman

Ys with regard

Col. Smith—

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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