From Adam Hoops, 15 July 1799
New York 15 July 1799
Captain Read reports that young Parker enlisted with him at West point in may last & Voluntarily a few days after his enlistment Capt Read was informed by a Mr Howard from Massachussetts that Parker was the son of a very respectable Physician of that State and that he was certain he had ran away from College where he had formerly known him—the lad was examined and Confessed that he had left College without the knowledge of any person whatever—The Young man behaves extremely well & Capt Read desired Mr Howard to inform his Father where he was—
I am Sir with great Respect Yr Mo Ob Svt
A Hoops Mt
PS. Parker has received his bounty & Cloathing
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).