Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Major General Israel Putnam, 29 August 1777

To Major General Israel Putnam

Head Quarters Wilmington [Delaware]
Augt. 29th.1 1777


By command of His Excellency, I am to request you will immediately send on Major Blackden2 & the detachment that came with him to join this army.

I am Sir   Your most Obed serv

Alex Hamilton A.D.C.

ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1The date reads either 28 or 29, for one set of numbers has been written over the other.

2Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Blackden or Blagden, Second Continental Dragoons.

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