Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Major General William Heath, [10 July 1779]

To Major General William Heath

[New Windsor, New York, July 10, 1779]


His Excellency orders me to acknowlege the receipt of your two letters per bearer. The intended march of your division tomorrow1 morning prevents a particular reply to the points mentioned in one of them.

I have the honor to be   Very Respectfully   Sir   Your most Obedt servant

Alex Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

1On July 5–11, 1779, the British made a maritime raid on the Connecticut towns of New Haven, Norwalk, and Fairfield. On July 10, Washington ordered Heath to march to the relief of the Connecticut towns.

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