To Brigadier General Samuel Holden Parsons
Head Quarters [New Windsor] July 11th 1779
I have just received yours of yesterday—I am happy to hear of the spirited behaviour of the Militia. They have certainly done themselves great honor; if the opposition they give is not absolutely effectual, it serves to discourage the enemy and make them sick of such excursions—I shall be glad to learn they have met with a proper reception at Norwalk.1 Before this reaches you, you will have received my letter informing you that General Heath was under marching orders—The weather I imagine has prevented his moving this morning as was intended.3 I am Sir Your most Obedt servant
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.