To Major General Johann Kalb
Head Quarters Fredericksburgh Sepr 27th 1778
I have directed General Putnam to send a Brigade on the West side the river to protect the Country from the light parties1 of the enemy, now in the Jerseys2—In order to replace this, You will detach a brigade of your division to Fish Kill town, where it will wait General Putnams orders to join him if it should be necessary. I am Sir Yr Most Obed. ser.
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Hamilton inadvertently wrote “parteis” on the draft manuscript.