To William S. Smith, 14 March 1799
New York March 14. 1799
The enclosed copy of a General Order will apprise you of the appointment of a Court Martial to convene at this City on Wednesday next. It is intended that it shall be composed of officers of your Regiment and of that of Coll. Ogden. The number from each cannot now be fixed. But you will provisionally cause to be notified all your officers in or near this City that they are to hold themselves ready for the duty.
With great consideration I am Sir your obdt. Servt.
(Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).