Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Elias Dayton, [24 June 1780]

To Colonel Elias Dayton1

[Whippany, New Jersey, June 24, 1780]

Dear Colonel,

I am sorry that we have not yet been able to get a return for the papers I last sent you, as the Minister makes it an object to have them in regular sucession. I send you some late Philadelphia papers, which I entreat you to get exchanged and if possible to get all the papers since the last exchange.2

Your’s with great resp

Alex Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Dayton was at Springfield, New Jersey, where he was attempting to obtain intelligence for Washington.

2This refers to the exchange of newspapers between the British and American forces. See H to Barbé-Marbois, May 6, 1780.

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