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Permit for Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton to Pass British Lines, 5 April 1778

Permit for Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton
to Pass British Lines1

Head Quarters, Philadelphia, 5th. April, 1778.

Until further Orders, advanced Posts and Patrols are not to prevent all persons, having Passports Signed by two of the following Officers, to pass unmolested, Viz.: Cols. O’Hara and Stephens, and Capt. Fitzpatrick, of the British; Col. Gregson, Lieut.-Col. Hamilton, and Mr. Boudinot (Commissary of Prisoners), belonging to the Enemy.

Colls. of the N.Y. Hist. Soc. for 1883 (New York, 1884), 564.

1For background to this document, see “Commission,” April 4, 1778.

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