From William S. Smith, 9 December 1799
Union Camp Decr. 9th. 1799.
I take the liberty of recommending the Bearer Mr. Stevenson as the 2d. Cadet in the 12th. Regt. I once introduced him to you, wishing an appointment for him as a 2d. Lieut. the same reasons still operate in his favour, & I should be gratified if you will countenance his appointment—With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most Obedt. Humble Sert.
W. S. Smith Lt. Colo. Comdt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).