To Major John Bigelow1
Head Quarters Fredericksburgh
[New York] October 9th. 1778
By His Excellency’s command, I am to request, you will immediately furnish him with an exact return of all the cloaths and materials for cloathing, you have provided in consequence of orders from Congress or the Board of War. This return must also show, what you have delivered, when and to whom, and what now remains in yr. possession. You will be pleased to be as accurate as possible.
I am Sir Your most Obedt. servant
Alex Hamilton Aide De Camp
You will also make a return of any state cloathing you may have provided, but will let it be distinct from the other.
ALS, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts; ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Bigelow was the assistant clothier at Hartford, Connecticut.