Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Adam Hoops, 20 June 1799

To Adam Hoops, 20 June 1799

New York June 20th. 1799


I am informed that a Soldier of Lt. Leonard’s detachment has for Some time Acted as a Servant to Lt. Yates who is now abo⟨ut⟩ to Join his Company and is desirous of taking this Man with him, which Lt. Leonard is willing Should be the Case. I am disposed to let this Accomodation take place which you will Signify to Lt. Leonard directing him to give the Soldier a Certificate of what he has received and that he is transferred with my Permission to Captain Elliots Company in the first Regiment

with great consideration I am Sir, Your Obt. Sevt

A. Hamilton

To Major Hoops Commanding officer Fort Jay

(Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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