Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Captain Allan McLane, [17 July 1779]

To Captain Allan McLane

[Stony Point, New York, July 17, 1779]

Dr. Sir

The General desires you will do every thing in your power without delay to collect all the teams and waggons about the Country in this neighbourhood—to remove the wounded cannon and stores. There is no time to be lost in doing it.1

I am   Yr. Obed ser

A Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1These instructions were given as a result of the capture of Stony Point on July 16, 1779, by the Americans under Brigadier General Anthony Wayne. Washington’s haste was partially due to preparations then being made to attack Verplanks Point.

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