To Baron von Steuben1
[Ramapo, New Jersey, June 30, 1780]
Agreeable to your request my Dr Baron I communicated your pro[po]sal2 to the General. Happily the inactivity of the enemy has given us time to make dispositions which render the calling out the Militia unnecessary; and the whole has been accordingly countermanded.
The General requests that when you have completed the objects of your errand in your departments and put things in train you will rejoin the army.
I wrote you a line from Whippany of which you make no mention.
I have the honor to be Yr Most Obed Serv
A Hamilton ADC
ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. Von Steuben was at West Point, where he was attempting to introduce certain reforms in military organization and discipline.
2. No record of this proposal has been found.