To Adam Hoops, 21 June 1799
New York June 21st. 1799
The inclosed have been referred to me by the Secy. of War—In
the cases of Garrison Courts martial the Commanding Officer is to Act upon the Sentences with out reference elsewhere. None but the Proceedings of a General Court Martial are to be transmitted
With great consideration &c
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).