Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Colonel David Hall, [20 April 1779]

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.

1Captain Allan McLane, of the Delaware Regiment. McLane’s granddaughter, Rebecca, married Hamilton’s youngest son, Philip.

2One of Sixteen Additional Continental Regiments, commanded by Colonel John Patton.

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