Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Major General John Sullivan, [20 May 1779]

To Major General John Sullivan1

[Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 20, 1779]

Dr Sir

I have received your favour of yesterday.2 As you will learn from Major Scot3 the precise route which the troops are marching, I must leave it with you to meet them with a good guide or two to give them whatever route you think proper. From the time the orders were given for their march, they must now be some distance on their way.

I am Dr Sir   Yr. most Obed serv

Alex Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Sullivan was at Easton, Pennsylvania. This letter is concerned with Sullivan’s expedition against the Indians in western New York and Pennsylvania.

2Letter not found.

3Major William Scott, First New Hampshire Regiment.

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