Head-Quarters, Morristown, March 1st 1777.
Parole: Dorchester.Countersign: Derby.
Alexander Hamilton Esqr: is appointed Aide-De-Camp to the Commander in Chief, and is to be respected and obeyed as such.1
Isaac Budd Dunn Esqr: will do the duty of Adjutant General, Pro Tempore, and to be attended to accordingly.2
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Although the circumstances concerning Hamilton’s appointment as an aide-de-camp to GW are unknown, GW may have requested him to join his staff in January 1777 (see GW to Robert Hanson Harrison, 20 Jan. 1777, and note 2).