Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Charles Pettit, [3 September 1778]

To Charles Pettit1

[White Plains, New York, September 3, 1778]


Two things I am charged by the General to write to you upon. One is to prevent any more wood being cut on Mr. Jay’s farm. Another is, to begin to cast about for providing materials for building Winter Quarters in case we should be obliged to winter in this part of the country—⟨––––⟩2 boards tools &c.

I am sir   Yr. humb ser

Alex Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, facsimile in Isographie des Hommes Celebres (Paris, 1843), II, n.p.

1Pettit was deputy quartermaster general.

2Approximately half of a line of MS is obliterated.

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