Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Wadsworth, [27–29 June 1779]

To Jeremiah Wadsworth1

[New Windsor, New York, June 27–29, 1779]


There is some rum just brought to New Windsor the property of speculators, which his Excellency desires you would come down and press for the public use.

I am Sir   your huml Servt

Alex Hamilton
Aide De Camp

Col Wadsworth

Please to call first at Head Quarters.2

LS, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Wadsworth was commissary general of purchases and a business partner of John B. Church, who was the husband of Angelica Schuyler, the sister of H’s future wife. Wadsworth resigned from the Continental Army in January, 1780.

2This sentence is in H’s handwriting.

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