To Colonel Israel Shreve1
[Valley Forge, March 25, 1778]
His Excellency desires me to inform you, that he, has given directions for the party stationed at the Salt works, which Col: Forman is raising,2 to join and act with you, ’till further orders.
I am Sir Your hum serv
A Hamilton ADC
Forge March 25th, 1778
ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Shreve was a colonel of the Second New Jersey Regiment.
2. Colonel David Forman, of one of the Additional Sixteen Continental Regiments, was in charge of the erection of a salt works at Barnegat, New Jersey.