Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Lewis Tousard, 5 April 1799

To Lewis Tousard, 5 April 1799

New York April 5th. 1799


By the inclosed Copy of a General Court Martial Order you will find that I have appointed a General Court Martial of which Captain William Littlefield to be president. It must if possible consist of not less than Seven Members. I authorise you to summon in my name for this purpose any of the Officers mentioned in the inclosed list, besides those of the Garrison You will also name a person to officiate as Judge Advocate.

It belongs to the Commandant of the Regiment to appoint a Quarter Master Serjeant. I however approve of your having appointed one provisionally.

Your suggestion respecting a provisional Subaltern will be attended to hereafter—

With great consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt.

A Hamilton

⟨—⟩ Toussard

(copy and Df, both in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a list of names of officers to serve at a court-martial (D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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