From William Simmons, 3 August 1799
Department of War Accountants Office August 3d 1799.
Enclosed is my letter of the 2nd. Instt to the Secy of War upon the subject of Major Touzard & Captn. Littlefields having (by the Provision Return of Fort Wolcott for the month of June) drawn double rations as Comandg Officers from the month of March to the last of June; to which the Secy replied on the back of the same that it would be proper for me to apply to you for the information required you having had the appointment of Major Touzard to the command at Rhode Island: You will therefore be pleased to decide which of those two officers are to be considered as the Commandant: and at the same time return me the enclosed letter.
I am, Sir respectfully Your very humbl Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Simmons to James McHenry, August 2, 1799 (LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, RG 217, Records of the General Accounting Office, Letter Books, Accountant’s Office, Vol. F, May 16, 1799—February 27, 1800, National Archives). In the left margin of the LS from William Simmons to H, there is an "X" mark beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "that it would be proper for me to apply...."