To Major General Israel Putnam
Head Quarters Wilmington [Delaware]
Augt. 29th.1 1777
By command of His Excellency, I am to request you will immediately send on Major Blackden2 & the detachment that came with him to join this army.
I am Sir Your most Obed serv
Alex Hamilton A.D.C.
ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. The date reads either 28 or 29, for one set of numbers has been written over the other.
2. Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Blackden or Blagden, Second Continental Dragoons.