To Colonel Otho Williams
[Smiths Clove, New York, June 12,1 1779]
The Genl sends you four fresh horsemen to enable you to transmit him intelligence.2 The General will take the road you marched to your quarters.
Mind your eye my boy, and if you have an opportunity, fight damned hard!
Yr. friend & serv
A Hamilton ADC
ALS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1. Both J. C. Hamilton (JCHW description begins John C. Hamilton, ed., The Works of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1851). description ends , I, 79) and Lodge (HCLW description begins Henry Cabot Lodge, The Works of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1904). description ends , IX, 166) incorrectly date this letter June 11.