To Colonel Goose Van Schaick
[Fredericksburg, New York, November 4, 1778]
I have received your favour of Yesterday. His Excellency desires me to inform you, that you are to march Immediately on receiving your Clothing to Fort Schuyler.1 He wishes you to Arrive there as speedily as possible. This you will pleas[e] to communicate to General Clinton2 and Act accordingly.
I am sir Your most Obedient servant
Alex. Hamilton Aide de Camp
Novbr. 4th 1778
Copy, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Van Schaick had been ordered to Fort Schuyler to relieve Colonel Peter Gansevoort.
2. Brigadier General James Clinton.