Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Goose Van Schaick, [4 November 1778]

To Colonel Goose Van Schaick

[Fredericksburg, New York, November 4, 1778]


I have received your favour of Yesterday. His Excellency desires me to inform you, that you are to march Immediately on receiving your Clothing to Fort Schuyler.1 He wishes you to Arrive there as speedily as possible. This you will pleas[e] to communicate to General Clinton2 and Act accordingly.

I am sir Your most Obedient servant

Alex. Hamilton   Aide de Camp

Copy, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1Van Schaick had been ordered to Fort Schuyler to relieve Colonel Peter Gansevoort.

2Brigadier General James Clinton.

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