To Colonel David Hall
[Middlebrook, New Jersey, April 20, 1779]
By His Excellency’s command, I inclose you a Resolve of Congress of the 16th of December last, by which you will find that Capt. McLane’s1 Company late of Pattons Regiment2 is annexed to the Delaware Battalion in the arrangement of the Regs. therefore under your Command, you are to Comprehend Captn. McLane and his Officers.
I am, Sir, Your most Obdt. Servt. Alexr.
Hamilton A De Camp
The Commanding Officer of the Delaware Regt.
Copy, Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware.
1. Captain Allan McLane, of the Delaware Regiment. McLane’s granddaughter, Rebecca, married Hamilton’s youngest son, Philip.
2. One of Sixteen Additional Continental Regiments, commanded by Colonel John Patton.