Pass for John Johnson
Headquarters, Preakness [New Jersey] July 17, 1780. Pass and certificate of character for “Capt John Johnson,1 formerly an officer,… whom I have for a long time known.”
ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This may be the John Johnson of New York who retired from service in December, 1776. Presumably H and Johnson became acquainted at the outbreak of the war when H was captain of the Provincial Artillery Company and Johnson was a captain in the First New York Regiment.