Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Horatio Dayton, 2 April 1799

To Horatio Dayton, 2 April 1799

New York April 2nd. 1799


I understand that major Hoops, pursuant to a permission from me, left this City yesterday for Philadelphia. In consequence of this, the Command of Fort Jay & its dependencies for the present devolves upon you as Senior Officer. When Major Hoops returns he will of course resume the command

With great consideration I am Sir Your obed Servnt

A Hamilton

Lt Dayton

(Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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