Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, 24 August 1778

To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne

Hd Qrs. [White Plains, New York] Aug 24. 78


Capt Nelson1 complains at Head Quarters, that he has been eight or nine months in arrest by order of Col Nagle2 without being brought to trial. This carries upon the face of it the appearance of a great grievance, but as the General has not an opportunity of ascertaining facts himself, he will be obliged to you to inquire fully into the circumstances of the affair, and make a report of the measures which appear to you necessary to be taken. It seems to be a complicated business. I am

Sir   Yr most Obed ser

A Hamilton   Aide de Camp

ALS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1Captain John Nelson, Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment.

2Colonel George Nagle, Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment, formerly a lieutenant colonel, Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment.

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