From David Thompson, 24 April 1800
Fort Niagara April 24th. 1800
The Enclosed Certificate of Major Adam Hoops stating the number of days I acted as Recorder to the court of inquiry held at this Post in the case of Major Rivardi, has been sent to the Accountant agreeable to the directions of Major Hoops, claiming the usual compensation allowed in such case; but was return’d in a Letter from the Accountant, which I now have the honor of enclosing to you—
If the Certificate is in order, and I am entitled to any compensation, I shall hope in due time to be informed thereof—
I am Sir—most respectfully your Obedt. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Instructions on the cover read: "Copy to be made & sent to S of War. the true Certificates are to go to S of War. Letter to be written to S of War and to accompany the copy of letter & the certificates."