Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Timothy Pickering, [27 November 1780]

To Colonel Timothy Pickering

[Preakness, New Jersey, November 27, 1780]

Dr. Sir,

The General desires you will have the boats1 removed from Doddes to Pompton as speedily as you can & from thence as soon as possible to Kings ferry. The Officer of the Jersey light infantry will take your orders. He will remain in the neighbourhood of Pompton till the Jersey Brigade arrives.

Alx Hamilton   Aide De Camp

The Qr. M General

ALS, RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.

1The expedition for which these boats had been collected had been abandoned by Washington on November 24 (GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XX, 395).

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