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