To Abraham Ellery, 10 August 1799
N. York Augt. 10th. 1799—
A complaint has been preferred to me by Capt. Frye against Major Hoops and Capt. Cochran accompanied with the inclosed charges. You will be pleased to put these Officers in arrest upon those Charges
Particular reasons determine me to add the following charge against Major Hoops—
“For disorderly conduct unbecoming an Officer, on the day aforesaid In Striking Capt. Frye with a cane in a public Street of the City of New York.”
You will deliver to each of these Officers a copy of the charges against him Signed by your self
I am Sir &c—
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).