To William S. Smith, 27 February 1799
New York Feby 27th. 1799—
A General Court Marshall is to sit at Philadelphia on the thirteenth of next Month. It may happen that four Officers of your Regiment may be wanted to complete the Court. You will please to notify this number to hold themselves in readiness for a further order. As a Captain is among the persons to be tried it is proper that as many Captains as
may can be conveniently had, may compose the Court.
With consideration & Esteem I am Sir—your Obt. Sert.
(Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).