Alexander Hamilton Papers

Pass for John Johnson, 17 July 1780

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.

1This 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.

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