To Daniel Bradley, 16 September 1799
New York Sept. 16. 99
You will on the receipt of this letter order a Genl. Court Martial to assemble at Staunton for the trial of John Lines & Robt. Gilmore Deserters from Capt. Gibson’s Company and such other Offenders as may be brought before it; of which Capt. Gibson is to be Prest. You will
and appoint four other officers to constitute the Court and a person to Officiate as Judge Advocate and transmit the Proceedings to me
With great consideration &c—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).