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From Alexander Hamilton to William S. Smith, 20 March 1800

To William S. Smith, 20 March 1800

New York March 20. 1800

Sir,

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.

Colonel Smith

(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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