Alexander Hamilton Papers

Bill for Expenses of George Washington’s Staff, [21 September 1777]

Bill for Expenses of George Washington’s Staff

[Potts Grove, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1777]

paid at Christiana1 for family’s2 breakfast, horses &c.— £6.5 
paid on the road from thence to Wilmington for lodging &c— 6.  
paid for breakfast the morning we crossed brandywine—3 1.12
pd.  1.12

Received the above from Capt Gibbs4

A. Hamilton

ADS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Town on creek of same name, which flows into the Delaware near Wilmington.

2I.e., Washington’s staff.

3The American forces crossed Brandywine Creek on September 9, 1777.

4Caleb Gibbs, Washington’s aide-de-camp, and captain and commander of a company of Washington’s Guards.

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