To Major General Israel Putnam
Head Quarters Camp at
Middle Brook [New Jersey] June 9th. 1777.
His Excellency desires you will not open or distribute the Cloathing stopped at your post, ’till a Deputy Cloathier comes up to take Charge of it, who will be with you without Loss of time.
I am Sir Your most humb servt.
A Hamilton ADC
Df, or contemporary copy, in writing of Caleb Gibbs, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.