From Adam Hoops, 28 June 1799
New York 28 June 1799
Inclosed is Lieutenant Leonards Statement on the subject of the enlistment of Elihu Eggleston.
Some days since I received a letter from Capt Ingersol at West point requesting to be furnished with orders Instructions and money for Recruiting as men are to be had occasionally at that post. This day I have written to Capt Ingersol informing him that I have submitted the subject to your consideration—
I am Sir with great Respect Yr Mo Ob Sert
A Hoops Mt
P.S. I beg leave to submit to you the inclosed original proceedings of the court martial which tried Sergeant Massey
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Nathaniel Leonard to Hoops, June 27, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); "The Proceedings of a Garrison Court Martial …," December 31, 1799 (DS, signed by Hoops and Frederick Frye, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).