From Adam Hoops, 8 November 1799
New York 8th Novembr 1799
Herewith I have the honor to lay before you the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry held by your order at Fort Niagara for the investigation of Charges Exibited by Captain Bruff against Major Rivardi—
Mr. David Thompson acted as Recorder to this Court and received from me a Certificate of his having Acted in that Capacity: this was deemed necessary To Enable him to Obtain the Compensation allowed in such cases.
with high respect I remain Sir Yr Mo Ob Sert
A Hoops M A&E
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed."