From Thomas Lloyd Moore, 17 August 1799
Bristol Head Qrs. 10th. Regt. August 17th. 1799
I had the honor of receiving your circular of the 9th. Instant, and the orders contained therein shall be strictly observed. You will receive by this days mail a recruiting return of the 10th. Regt. I am sorry it has been delayed so long, but it was unavoidable and have reason to expect that in future, we shall be more regular. I have formed an Encampment on a healthy pleasant spot, about half a mile above Bristol, on the banks of the Deleware; where the Recruits are exercised twice a day, and make considerable progress. By letters from officers on recruiting service I am led to expect considerable success after Harvest.
I have the honor to be with great respect your obedt. servant
Thomas L. Moore
Lt. Col. commdg. 10th Regt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "will receive by this days mail a recruiting...."