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To Alexander Hamilton from William S. Smith, 15 March 1800

From William S. Smith, 15 March 1800

Major General Hamilton

Union Brigade March 15th. 1800

Sir.

I have the honor of Submitting to your perusal, a Letter addressed to me by Capt. Kirkland—and an examination of Doctor Douglass—and Sergeant Chase—to which I beg leave to refer you, as explanatory of the Circumstances which took place, between Capt. Kirkland & Mr. Gridley, as stated in the affidavits which you forwarded and requested me to enquire into—and report—

I have the Honor to be, with great respect—Sir, Your most Obedt. Humble Servt.

W. S. Smith Lt. Colo. of ye. 12th

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing George W. Kirkland to Smith, March 14, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); affidavit by Kirkland, March 8, 1800 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); "Questions put by Coll. Smith to Doct. [John H.] Douglass relative to Captain Kirkland’s arrest at Connajoharry," March 15, 1800 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); "Questions put by Coll. Wm. S. Smith to Daniel P. Chase Sergt. in the 12th. Regt. Infty relative to Capt. Kirklands arrest at Connajoharry," March 15, 1800 (DS, Hamilton [650]Papers, Library of Congress); Kirkland to Daniel Cushing, September 18, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); affidavit by Benjamin Laing, March 15, 1800 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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