To William S. Smith1
Camp Union Brigade [Scotch Plains, New Jersey]
May 30th 1800
Major Tousard has arrived here for the purpose of recruiting six companies of Artillerists. I request you to give facility to the accomplishment of the object. The men enlisted will not leave their corps untill the time of their disbandment.
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.