Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Marquis de Lafayette, [8 October 1780]

To Marquis de Lafayette1

[Paramus, New Jersey, October 8, 1780]

Dr. Marquis

The General is very anxious to hear from you and that your corps should join the army. Your men must have suffered exceedingly yesterday and last night, and your baggage is here. Be with us as soon as you can; but send the express back immediately with an account of your success.

Yrs. Affectionately


Marquis De la Fayette

ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Lafayette was on a reconnaissance in the vicinity of Staten Island.

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