Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Colonel Timothy Pickering, 20 November 1780

From Colonel Timothy Pickering1

Camp [Preakness, New Jersey] Nov 20. 1780.


The moment teams could be provided the boats at Dobbs ferry were sent for. I expect them up to-morrow, five at least, and six if so many were there. I will immediately dispatch an express to Major Cogswell to send teams for the five additional boats ordered from Kings-ferry.

I am your most obdt. servt.

Tim Pickering QMG

Colo. Hamilton

ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; LC, RG 93, Letters of Col. T. Pickering, National Archives; copy, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

1For background to this letter, see two letters from H to Pickering, both dated November 20, 1780, and one letter from Pickering to H of the same date.

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