To John H. Buell, 15 January 1800
New York Jany. 15. 1800
I am informed by Colonel Graves that
a drummer Prince Ferdinand Hall a drummer in Captain Woodward’s company has resigned delivered himself up to Captain Bissel as a deserter from the Western army. It will be necessary to have him tried.
I shall therefore give orders for a Court Martial to sit at Bennington for the trial of this person and of such other Offenders as may be brought before it.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).