Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Josias Carvel Hall, 15 April 1799

From Josias Carvel Hall, 15 April 1799

Havre-de-Grace Apl. 15th—99


On the Presumption that Major Beal was better acquainted with District allotted him than I am, It was refered to him generally to subdivide it into Company Quarters. I have just now received his Report, in answer to my two Letters. Major Hopkins’ has been in hand some Days.

Major Beal’s Battalion Rendezvous, George Town

Port Tobacco { St Marys
} County
Annapolis { Calvert
} County
George Town { Prince George
} County
Frederick Town —Frederick County
Hagers Town { Washington
} County

Major Hopkins’ Battalion Rendezvous Rister Town in Baltimore County about 20 Miles from the City of Baltimore—

Elkton, Cecil County—Chester Town Kent Cty

Centreville—Queen Anns Cty East Town Talbot Cty.

City of Baltimore

It is probable on better Information, it may be thought advisable to recommend some Alterations in these Places. The Recruiting Instructions in every Instance can not be litterally complied with. By the 9th Clause a Weekly Report is to be made &c. The Distance will be upwards of an Hundred Miles large Rivers & a Bay of seven Miles intervening. Will it not be proper to forward from the War Office, some Copies of the Articles of War? They will not probably be readily obtained in this State. I have alreadey received some Requests from the Officers to make some Alterations in the Company Arrangements. Am I absolutely precluded? They will perform their Duty more cheerfully by making their Situation as agreeable to them as is consistant with the good of the Service. On the 23d of this Month I expect to meet the Officers in Baltimore.

With great Consideration I have the honor to be Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

Jo. Carvel Hall

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover reads: "Answered."

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