Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Stephen Moylan, [7 July 1778]

To Colonel Stephen Moylan1

[New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 7, 1778]


It is His Excellency’s pleasure, that you collect the whole of the cavalry, without delay, as well the unarmed as the armed, and after a little refreshment, and getting the horses shod &c. proceed moderately towards the North river to join the army. He has received advice from General Heath2 of the arrival of accoutrements for the cavalry to the Eastward which he has ordered immediately on. These will meet us shortly, it is to be hoped on the North River and will serve to supply deficiencies.

I am Dr Col.   Your most Obedt

A Hamilton   A D C

ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1When this letter was written, Moylan was at Elizabethtown, New Jersey.

2Major General William Heath who was in command of the Eastern Department with headquarters in Boston.

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