“I’m gonna need a right-hand man”
George Washington to David Grier, March 12, 1777
This letter, in Alexander Hamilton’s handwriting, orders Lieutenant Colonel Grier to submit an exact count of the soldiers in his 7th Pennsylvania Regiment and to send new recruits to Philadelphia to be inoculated against smallpox. General Washington cautions, “No [pleas] for delay…can be admitted.” As Washington’s aide, Hamilton drafted much of his correspondence.
Gift: Jess and Grace Pavey Fund, 2010