Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Brigadier General Henry Knox, [25 July 1779]

To Brigadier General Henry Knox

[West Point, July 25, 1779]

D Sir

The General is anxious to receive you observations on the letter sent you yesterday from General Gates1 so soon as possible, that he may dispatch an express waiting for an answer.

Yr. Most Obed ser

Alex Hamilton   Aide De Camp

General Knox

ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1Major General Horatio Gates’s letter to Washington (dated July 18, 1779), which deals with questions concerning the management of the arsenal at Springfield, is located in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

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