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[ Kingston, New York, March 19, 1777. On March 22, 1777, Hamilton wrote to the Committee of Correspondence: “I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 19th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
We are to inform you that Robt. R Livingston is with us a Committee appointed by Convention to correspond with you at Head Quarters. You will give us Pleasure in the Information that his Excellency is recovered from the Illness which had seized him the Day before Messrs. Cuyler and Taylor left Head Quarters. Any Occurrences in the Army which may have happened you will please to communicate. In...
We received Your’s of the 29th. Ultimo and are extream⟨ly⟩ sorry to hear of your Indisposition. In our last we expressed an Apprehension that the Enemy might possibly make Hudson’s River their first Object; not only because they could open their Campaign there earlier than they could go to Pensilvania as in one Case their Army would move by land and in the other by Water; But because having...
Yours of the third came safe⟨ly to hand⟩ this Day and gave us great Pleasure by certifying your Hea⟨lth. The scantiness of⟩ our Numbers will not permit the Loss of one useful ⟨citizen. It is⟩, therefore, a determined Point that sick or well, you are by no means ⟨to⟩ die. At this Distance it is impossible to determine what the Enemy can or what they can not do. But certainly if we can bring a...
Kingston [ New York ] April 17, 1777. “We are directed by Convention to enclose a resolution passed this day in addition to that of the 1st. of Apl. which we before did ourselves the honor to transmit to his Excellency.…” Asks Hamilton to consult with Washington on propriety of enlisting “ignorant young lads,” who had joined the enemy and now wish “to enlist in our regiments.” ALS , Hamilton...
[ Kingston, New York, April 24, 1777. On this date the Provincial Convention of New York adopted the following resolution: “ Resolved , That Major Lawrence and Capt. Rutgers, be a committee to confer with Colonel Robert Livingston on the subject of making field cannon out of wrought iron; and that the committee of correspondence be directed to write to Colonel Hamilton for his opinion on the...