To Baron von Steuben
[Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 26, 1779]
I am commanded by His Excellency to inform you that Lt Col Regnier1 is to be appointed a Sub-inspector. He will act in the troops under General Sullivan attached to a division under the command (I believe) of Brigadier General Clinton.2 The General requests you will furnish him with the instructions in your department.
I have the honor to be Sir Yr. most Obed servt
Alex Hamilton Aide De Camp
May 26. 1779
ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Regnier de Roussi of the Fourth New York Regiment. He was generally known as Regnier.
2. James Clinton who was to lead a cooperating column in Major General Sullivan’s campaign against the Iroquois.