Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John F. Hamtramck, 31 July 1799

To John F. Hamtramck, 31 July 1799

New-York July 31st. 1799


Through the Secretary of War, I have received a Copy of the Arrest of Capt. Britt. As Commandant of that Place the Western Army in the absence of General Wilkinson you have a right to order a General Court Martial for the trial of Offenders; & to decide upon the sentence—and If you deem my sanction of the measure necessary, you will consider it as hereby granted.

With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obedit. Servt.

Col. John F. Hamtramck

(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and with corrections in H’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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