To James Bruff, 2 July 1799
New York July 2d. 1799
I have to acknowledge the receipt of Yr. letter of the 27th. of June.
I must refer you to my letter of yesterday, which renders a particular reply unnecessary—
Yr. Suggestion with respect to Lt Smith will be consider’d.
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).