To the Commanding Officers of Militia in the Counties of Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper, and Orange, Virginia
Head Quarters Fredericksburgh [N.Y.]
Novemr 23. 78
Congress having directed the removal of the Convention troops to Charlotte Ville in the State of Virginia; it will be necessary that proper guards should be furnished from the Militia of the several Counties through which they pass to escort them through their respective limits. I am therefore to request, that you will, on the requisition of Col. Bland, who is charged with conducting the march of these troops—furnish such a number of militia as guards to them, from the county in which you command, and at such time and place as the Col. shall think necessary. I am Sir Your most Obedt serv.
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.