Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Colonel Alexander Scammell, [January 1778]

From Colonel Alexander Scammell1

[Valley Forge, January, 1778]

Dear Sir,

Enclosed2 is the remaining part of the Instructions first given to the Officers superintending Hospitals when the[y] were sent off, which I forgot to give you last Evening, when I gave you the first part. The additional Instructions which I gave last evening are all copied off, ready to be sent to the Office⟨rs⟩ at the several Hospitals.

Please to inform me, whether they are agreable to the Genl or whether he has any thing further to insert.

Yr Very Humble   Servt

Alexd Scammell AGl

ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter is addressed to “Colo Hamilton or [Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson] Harrison.”

Scammell had been appointed adjutant general of the Continental Army on the staff of Washington on January 5, 1778.

2The enclosure, a contemporary copy consisting of three MS pages and located in the George Washington Papers, Library of Congress, gives regulations for patients, equipment, deaths, and recoveries. This enclosure is printed in GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , X, 405–07 and is dated January [30?] 1778.

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