To Major General William Alexander, Lord Stirling1
[Fredericksburg, New York, September 20, 1778]
His Excellency finds the relative situation of the country hereabouts something different from what his information led him to conceive and that Fredericksburgh is not quite that intermediate Point between Danbury and the Highlands, which would answer his views but is too far Northerly. He therefore desires you will halt on the ground this will find you upon ’till further orders. He will have a post reconnoitred and give you directions to move to it. I am with great regard
Yr. Lordships Most obd ser
A Hamilton Aide De Camp
Sepr. 20th. 1778
ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Washington, on September 15, 1778, had sent orders to Stirling to begin the march from White Plains to Fredericksburg, New York, on the following day (George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).