To Colonel Charles Stewart1
[Preakness, New Jersey, November 18, 1780]
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
ALS, Harvard College Library.
1. Stewart was commissary general of issues.
2. Accompanying 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.”