From Adam Hoops, 6 May 1799
New York 6 May 1799.
It would advance the service if Lieutt Heton who is attached to Capt Cochrans company was permitted to repair to Fort Jay to assist me in the operations that will be immediately begun there.
I am Sir with high respt Yr Mo Ob Sert
A Hoops Mt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "Write to Major Ford directing him to order on the officer requested if he can be spared—& send the letter under cover to Secy of War."