Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Major Richard Platt, [28 April 1781]

To Major Richard Platt1

[De Peyster’s Point, New York, April 28, 1781]

Dr. Sir

I will be obliged to you to give orders to have the following articles made for me

a small table 4½ feet long 3½ wide for a dining table

2 small Kegs

2 a size larger

2 piggons2

If you can spare an artificer for a day at my quarters, he will be of use to me. I should also be glad if it could be done without inconvenience to have a light boat which two persons could manage.


A Hamilton

Major Plat

ALS, RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.

1Platt was aide to Major General Alexander McDougall and a deputy quarter-master.

2“Piggin” is an obsolete word meaning a small pail or tub with a handle.

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