Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Baron von Steuben, [26 May 1779]

To Baron von Steuben

[Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 26, 1779]


I am commanded by His Excellency to inform you that Lt Col Regnier1 is to be appointed a Sub-inspector. He will act in the troops under General Sullivan attached to a division under the command (I believe) of Brigadier General Clinton.2 The General requests you will furnish him with the instructions in your department.

I have the honor to be   Sir Yr. most Obed servt

Alex Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Regnier de Roussi of the Fourth New York Regiment. He was generally known as Regnier.

2James Clinton who was to lead a cooperating column in Major General Sullivan’s campaign against the Iroquois.

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