Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Israel Shreve, [25 March 1778]

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

ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Shreve was a colonel of the Second New Jersey Regiment.

2Colonel David Forman, of one of the Additional Sixteen Continental Regiments, was in charge of the erection of a salt works at Barnegat, New Jersey.

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