From James McHenry
Thursday morning [13 December 1798]
The Secy of war has the honour to inform the commander in Chief, that he expects a letter this morning respecting Col. Hall which if received shall be immediately sent to him.1
1. The letter regarding Josias Carvil Hall (1746–1814) of Havre de Grace, Md., who was given command of the 9th Regiment of Infantry in the New Army on 31 Dec. 1799, has not been found. During the Revolutionary War Hall was colonel of the Fourth Battalion of the Maryland Regulars, and in 1794–95 he was general of the 1st Maryland militia brigade.