To Campbell Smith, 11 November 1799
N. York Novr. 11th. ’99
Your letter of the 8th. instant is received.
I regret extremely that such misapprehension should have taken place, as it has totally deranged my plan of procedure as to the object, and before I can find a substitute will be productive of serious inconveniencies both to Officers and men. A compensation
for travelling expences would have been made agreably to the regulation on that Subject for travelling expences would have been made would have been made for travelling expences.
(Df, dated November 8, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).