Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure: Extract from the Proceedings of a Court Martial, 24 February 1800

Extract from the Proceedings of a Court Martial5

Oxford [Massachusetts] Feby 24th 1800

At a General Court Martial held at Oxford by Order of Lieutenant Colo Commandant N Rice of which Major John Walker was President—Uriah Stafford a Soldier belonging to the 16th Regiment was tryed—charged with disobedience of orders, striking and attempting frequently to strike his officer, then on duty—Was found guilty—& was sentenced to receive One hundred Lashes on his bare back—and to be confined at hard Labour in Fort Independence during the time of service for which he is engaged.

Jo Walker President

True Extract from the proceeding

Wm. Leverett Judge Advt

5DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

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