To Adam Hoops, 20 June 1799
New York June 20th. 1799
I am informed that a Soldier of Lt. Leonard’s detachment has for Some time Acted as a Servant to Lt. Yates who is now abo⟨ut⟩ to Join his Company and is desirous of taking this Man with him, which Lt. Leonard is willing Should be the Case. I am disposed to let this Accomodation take place which you will Signify to Lt. Leonard directing him to give the Soldier a Certificate of what he has received and that he is transferred with my Permission to Captain Elliots Company in the first Regiment
with great consideration I am Sir, Your Obt. Sevt
(Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).