To Major General William Alexander, Lord Stirling
[Preakness, New Jersey, July 24, 1780]
By His Excellys. command I am to request you will be pleased to put General Hands1 brigade under marching orders to move by break of day tomorrow morning. He will see General Greene2 and take orders from him. An impress of waggons is the object. I have the honor to be with the truest attacht. Yr Lordships Most Obedt. serv.
Alex Hamilton Aide De Camp
July 24th. 80
ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Brigadier General Edward Hand, Continental Army.
2. Major General Nathanael Greene.