Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Major General Nathanael Greene, [4 January 1780]

To Major General Nathanael Greene

[Morristown, New Jersey, January 4, 1780]

Dr Sir

The General requests you will let him know your opinion of the number of expresses necessary to be kept in constant pay, considering the late regulation of the post office. You know the necessity of œconomy and he is persuaded will rate the number as low as possible. You will have in view the occasional employment of trusty serjeants. He is writing to Congress.

Dr Sir   Your most Obedt & very humb sev

A Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

1H misdated this letter 1779. Greene’s answer which follows is correctly dated 1780.

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