George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Duportail and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton, 8 November 1779

From Brigadier General Duportail and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton

great Egg Harbour Landing [N.J.] Novr 8th 1779


Your Excellencys letter of the 30th of October reached us yesterday. We hope before this you will have received our two letters of the 26th of October and 1st instant.1 We have received no late advices from the Southward, which confirms us in the ideas of our last—Major Lee will no doubt have communicated to Your Excellency what he mentions to us, that the enemy are preparing at New York for a large embarkation2—With the truest respect & esteem—We have the honor to be Yr Excellencys Most Obedt & hume servts

A. Hamilton

LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW.

2Maj. Henry Lee, Jr’s., communication to Duportail and Hamilton, presumably written, has not been identified, but see Lee to GW, 3 Nov., and GW to Lee, 11 November (see GW to Duportail and Hamilton, 11 Nov., n.4).

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