Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 7 January 1800

To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 7 January 1800

N.Y. Jany. 7th. 1800


I send you the Inclosed is the copy of a Letter from Lieutt. Gover which I send you that you may take the necessary steps for apprehending the Deserter of whom he speaks which he mentions when similar cases have occurred under my command I have not allowed stipulations to be made by deserters previous to their delivering themselves up, but have had them tried the by Courts-Martial who generally sentence them to some punishment milder than that of Corporal

General Pinckney

(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church and Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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