New York Decr 2d 1783
When the american army penetrated into the Province of Canada, Major Hamtramek in our army and a native of that province (formerly Captain of the light Infantry Company of the 2d N. York Regt) in expectation that the said Province would have remained in possession of the United States embarked himself into cause of freedom and had continued in the same with exceeding great reputation.
His place of Nativity remaining in the hands of his Britanick Majesty renders his situation so disagreeable that we beg of your Excellency to recommend to the Governor of this State (on the assurance of Our Signature) the Said Major Hamtramek as a person fit to be employed in a Military Istablishment should such an Event take place. We have the honor to be Your Excellencys most Obedient Hume Servants
DLC: Papers of George Washington.