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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 3

To Philip Schuyler
RTP Schuyler, Philip
Philada. Jany. 3d 1776 My dear Sr.,

being fully sensible how agreable to you are all Gentlemen of merit & accomplishments, I take the liberty to introduce to your acquaintance Major Thomas Hanson,1 a Gentleman of Family & fortune in Maryland; he has pleasured us with his Company for some months at Philadelphia & is now taking a Tour to the Northward. With my best Compliments to your Lady & family, I am your obliged hble. Serv.

R.T. Paine

RC (Gratz Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) ; addressed: “The honble. Philip Schuyler Esqr., Major General of the American Forces at Albany.” A draft of this note, dated Jan. 7, is attached to RTP to Robert R. Livingston, Jan. 26, 1776, in the RTP Papers.


Thomas Hanson was perhaps the man who served as captain of the Third Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp, July to December 1776 (Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, 273).