To Major General John Sullivan1
[Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 20, 1779]
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
Brook May 20th. 1779
ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Sullivan was at Easton, Pennsylvania. This letter is concerned with Sullivan’s expedition against the Indians in western New York and Pennsylvania.
2. Letter not found.
3. Major William Scott, First New Hampshire Regiment.