To William S. Smith, 30 May 1800
Head Quarters May 30th. 1800—
Enclosed is a letter of appointment for Mr. James Rhea as second Lieutenant in the first Regiment of Infantry, which you will
deliver send forward to him accordingly.
will is to be instructed to proceed, as soon as possible to Harper’s ferry, and put himself under the orders of Major Cass.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. ob. Servant
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).