From William Willcocks, 30 July 1799
New York July 30th. 1799
We have in custody three Deserters from Captain Pattersons Company—May they be tried by a Regimental Court-martial?
I take this Opportunity also to inform you that we have a number of Soldiers at our Camp in their Shirt Sleeves—there being no uniform Coats—niether are there any more Stocks.
The bearer waits for a line in Answer, if You please—
With the highest respect I am Your Obedt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).