To William S. Smith, 26 March 1800
New York March 26th. 1800
Inclosed is a letter from Colonel Taylor relative to the discharge of Justus Cadwell of Capt. Meiggs company. If Abner B Chapel, the man offered as a Substitute, and who is now I conjecture at the Brigade, after being examined, by the Surgeon,
as should be approved of by him the Brigade Inspector or Commanding Officer of the Brigade regiment, you will notify me of it, and I will accordingly grant Cadwell his discharge.
with true consideration &c
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).