Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Captain James Christie, [4 June 1779]

To Captain James Christie1

[Pompton, New Jersey, June 4, 1779]

Capt Christie dispatched by His Excellency The Commander in Chief on very important business2 is hereby authorised to impress horses by the way.

By His Excellys Command

Alex Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1Christie (also spelled Chrystie) was a captain of the Third Pennsylvania Regiment.

2On June 4, Washington gave the following instructions to Christie: “To proceed immediately to West-Point. To inform the Garrison where we are.… To assure them that I am determined at the utmost hazard to support the fort and that I expect it will hold out to the last extremity.”

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