To Major General Nathanael Greene
[Morristown, New Jersey, January 22, 1780]
The horse I borrowed of you the other day giving out while we were on Staten Island,1 my servant exchanged him there for another. The one he took in lieu of him I now return. I believe the public will lose nothing by the exchange. I omitted informing you that a couple of horses which I received here from Col Abeel2 on my way to the French fleet3 were on my return delivered at this place to Lt Col Laurens and he took them to Philadelphia.
I am Sir Yr. most hum Serv
Alex Hamilton Aide de Camp
ALS, Papers of the Continental Congress, Library of Congress.
2. Colonel James Abeel, deputy quartermaster general.
3. Mission undertaken by Brigadier General Du Portail and H to meet Comte d’Estaing, following the latter’s campaign in the South.