To William S. Smith, 24 May 1799
New York May 24, 1799
The Secretary of War has directed me to inquire whether Capt. Justus B Smith Lts. Thomas Thompson & Jacob C Ten Eyck
have mean to accept or decline their appointments. If known to you, you will please to inform me, if not known, you will then ascertain & communicate to me what may be the fact
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. Obed St
(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).