To Adam Hoops, 27 May 1799
New York May 27. 1799
Capt Fryes Company will speedily proceed by Water to Charlestown in South Carolina. Lt Leonard with his detachment is also destined shortly for Rhode Island. You will see that these companies are in readiness ⟨for⟩ whatever articles they may want towards their equipment, you will make return to Col Stevens who will take care that they are furnished.
The Companies of Captains Freeman Stille and Read are to come from West Point to Fort Jay. For this the necessary orders have been given.
With consideration I am Sir Yr. Obed St
(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).