Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Timothy Pickering, [23 November 1780]

To Colonel Timothy Pickering1

[Passaic Falls, New Jersey, November 23, 1780]

Dr. Col.

The General approves what you have done; what you propose to do. He only remarks that the horses for the artillery which are to be employed upon the occasion and for the boats are to be kept to their stations. All those not necessary to the expedition may go a foraging; it will be time enough for them to be in camp on saturday morning by light.

Alx Hamilton   ADC

Col Pickering

The Pensylvania line will move early tomorrow towards Aquakanunk2 Bridge for the purpose of the expedition. A part of the waggons may make the forage under their auspices which will cover the design.

ALS, RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.

1This letter is concerned with the preparations for the attack described in Pickering to H, November 6, note 1.

2Usually spelled Acquackanonck. The bridge was across the Passaic River at what is now Paterson, New Jersey.

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