Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Charles Stewart, [18 November 1780]

To Colonel Charles Stewart1

[Preakness, New Jersey, November 18, 1780]

Dr. Sir

You will see that Mr. Farge2 is a man in distress. The General has given him an order to draw rations. From his situation he cannot draw them dayly. Can you advance him for two or three months at a time? This is wholly private.

Yrs. with great regard

Alex Hamilton

Mr. Stewart

ALS, Harvard College Library.

1Stewart was commissary general of issues.

2Accompanying this letter is an enclosure written and signed by H which reads: “Mr. Farge a Dy. Qr. Mr. a Prisoner on parole, is intitled to draw a ration per day ’till exchanged. Alex Hamilton Aide De Camp.”

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