From Josias Carvel Hall, 20 October 1799
Havre-de-Grace Octr 20th—99
Marching Orders have been received from you sometime since & immediately communicated to the Troops. You now apparently give me to judge between the Inconveniencies arrising from the advanced State of Season & those which may result from the want of Pay: But in Fact there ⟨is⟩ no Alternative. Half the Soldiers & Officers too would be stoped for little Debts contracted at their respective Posts. I have not recd. a Letter for some time without a Requisition for money. The recruiting Business has been stoped sometime. Many of the Officers are considerably in advance
With great Consideration I am Sir Your Most Obt Servt
Jo. Carvel Hall
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).