DATE: 25 March, 1778 and 5 March, 1789.
CREATOR: Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804); American statesman, George Washington's aide de campe during the Revolutionary War, and Secretary of Treasury in George Washington's cabinet.
SCOPE: First Letter: Letter to Colonel Shrieves written by Alexander Hamilton issuing a command for troop movements. Written from Valley Forge and endorsed for postage by a George Washington signature. Dated March 25, 1778.
Second Letter: Letter to Wm. Hunter concerning carrying letters to George Washington and George Webb. Dated March 5, 1789
EXTENT: Two letters, one sheet each. Dated March 25, 1778 and March 5, 1789.
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