To William S. Smith, 17 February 1800
N. York feby. 17th. 1800
Capt. Andrew White of your Regiment has made application for the appointment of Brigade Inspector, being an officer who has seen service he has considerable pretensions. I would wish you to observe him and give me your opinion of his military talents and fitness for that appointment—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).