To Colonel John Mitchell1
[Lewes, Delaware, October 18, 1779. On October 23, 1779, Mitchell wrote to Hamilton: “Your favor of the 18th Instant from Lewis Town, came duly to hand.” Letter not found.]
1. John Mitchell, deputy quartermaster general at Philadelphia, served as a middleman between Washington, on the one hand, and H and Brigadier General Du Portail, on the other, when H and Du Portail were on their abortive mission to D’Estaing. Most of Washington letters to H and Du Portail were sent to Mitchell who in turn forwarded them.