Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Major General Nathanael Greene, [22 May 1779]

To Major General Nathanael Greene

[Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 22, 1779]

Dr. Sir,

By a letter we have received from General Sullivan it appears that Poor’s Brigade have left their tents behind.1 The General requests you will have them supplied from your nearest deposit, and, in general, that you will make up every deficiency in this article for the expedition as speedily as possible. General Sullivan appears to be very anxious to have his supplies of every kind forwarded to him, that he may begin his career. He is in his usual pother; but dispatch is certainly very desireable.

Dr Sir Yr. Obed Serv

A Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

1As this letter indicates, Brigadier General Enoch Poor’s brigade was part of Sullivan’s expedition against the Indians in western Pennsylvania and New York.

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