Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, 29 November 1778

George Washington to Major Benjamin Tallmadge1

Fishkill [New York] November 29, 1778. Discusses arrangements for obtaining information from Samuel Culper.2

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Tallmadge, a major in the Second Continental Dragoons, managed the secret service of the Army around New York City from 1778 until the end of the war.

2Abraham Woodhull of Setauket, Long Island, who used the fictitious name of Samuel Culper, Sr., was a spy for Washington.

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