Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel Joseph Ward, [8 July 1779]

To Colonel Joseph Ward1

[New Windsor, New York, July 8, 1779]


This will be accompanied by a general order2 respecting your department which you will be pleased to have executed without delay. The positions are to comprehend all such as are enlisted upon the alternative of three years or during the war who are to be constructed as engaged during the war.

I am with great regard,   Your most obed. ser

Alex Hamilton

Head Quarters

ALS, sold by Walter M. Hill, Chicago, November, 1909, Catalogue 28, Lot 42.

1Ward was commissary general of musters from April 1, 1777, to April, 1780, when he became commissary general of prisoners.

2For this general order, which is dated July 8, 1779, see GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XV, 380–81.

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