Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Timothy Pickering, [5 October 1780]

To Colonel Timothy Pickering1

[Tappan, New York, October 5, 1780]

Dr. Sir

I am directed by The General to inform you in confidence, that the army will march from its present ground as soon as the weather permits. You will make your arrangements accordingly. When the weather clears, if you will call at Head Quarters, you will be informed of the particular disposition.

I am D Sir   Yr. Obed ser

A Hamilton   Aide De Camp

Col Pickering

ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1Pickering had succeeded Major General Nathanael Greene as quarter-master general on August 5, 1780.

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