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
Aide De Camp
Please to call first at Head Quarters.2
LS, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
1. Wadsworth 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.
2. This sentence is in H’s handwriting.