On this day of mourning, I present to you a little piece of happiness.
This is an excerpt from a draft of the August 16, 1777 letter from Washington to General Clinton. Alexander Hamilton actually wrote this draft - except for the postscript you see at the bottom. The postscript was written by none other than John Laurens. This draft is one of only a few letters, to my knowledge, that was written in both Hamilton’s and Laurens’s hands.