To Charles Pettit1
[White Plains, New York, September 3, 1778]
Two things I am charged by the General to write to you upon. One is to prevent any more wood being cut on Mr. Jay’s farm. Another is, to begin to cast about for providing materials for building Winter Quarters in case we should be obliged to winter in this part of the country—⟨––––⟩2 boards tools &c.
I am sir Yr. humb ser
Alex Hamilton Aide De Camp
ALS, facsimile in Isographie des Hommes Celebres (Paris, 1843), II, n.p.
1. Pettit was deputy quartermaster general.
2. Approximately half of a line of MS is obliterated.