Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Charles Pettit, [29 September 1778]

To Charles Pettit

[Fredericksburg, New York, September 29, 1778]


In answer to your favor of this morning, His Excellency desires me to inform you, that the matter in question between the officers & you, involves considerations too delicate to admit of his interference.1 It should be the subject of compromise between yourselves; He wishes some mode could be agreed upon mutually satisfactory, and thinks as far as the public service will justify it, a liberal price should be allowed.

Yrs &c


Df, in writing of Richard Kidder Meade, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; also L, St. Croix Museum, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

1Pettit wrote to George Washington concerning a dispute over the valuation of horses offered for sale to the Army by officers (George Washington Papers, Library of Congress). Pettit was deputy quartermaster general of the Continental Army.

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