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Brigadier General Louis Le Bèque Du Portail and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [8 November 1779]

Brigadier General Louis Le Bèque Du Portail
and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton
to George Washington1

[Great Egg Harbour Landing, New Jersey, November 8, 1779]

Sir,

Your Excellency’s letter of the 30th. of October reached us yesterday. We hope before this you will have received our two letters of the 26th of October and 1st instant.2 We have received no late advices from the Southward, which confirms us in the ideas of our last. Major Lee will no doubt have communicated to Your Excellency what he mentions to us, that the enemy are preparing at New York for a large embarkation. With the truest respect & esteem—

We have the honor to be Yr. Excellencys   Most Obedt & Hume servts

duportail

A Hamilton

Great Egg Harbour
Landing Novr. 8th. 1779

LS, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter see H to Nathanael Greene, October 7 1779, note 1.

2Letter of November 1, 1779 not found.

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