Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Lloyd Moore, 25 February 1799

From Thomas Lloyd Moore, 25 February 1799

Philadelphia Feby. 25th. 1799


I received your favor of the 18th Instant informing me that the recruiting service for the additional regiments is committed to your superindence, and requiring of me to make a division of the State of Pennsylvania into three Districts, and those three, into thirteen sub-districts with a company rendezvous in each. I have attended to this subject, not having either of the Majors at hand, one being 300 miles distant, and the other near 200, I could have no assistance from them. You will find inclosed a plan of such division as I have been able to form, if it should not meet your approbation it can easily be altered. For sake of distinction, the large districts are called Eastern, Middle, & Western. The Eastern district extends from the Delaware river to the Susquehanah, the Middle, from the last mentioned river, to the Allegheny Mountains, the Western, from those Mountains to Pittsburgh. I shall be happy at all times to receive your commands, and to the pay them respect & obedience.

I have the honor to be Sir your humble servant

Thomas L. Moore

Lt. Col.

⟨G⟩enl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing undated document entitled "Large Districts Pennsylvania" (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note by H on the cover of the letter from Thomas Lloyd Moore reads: "See letter to the Secy of War May 16, 1799."

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