Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 14 April 1800

From James McHenry

Philad. 14th April. 1800


Dear Sir,

I understood from you some time since, that you had directed the suspension of the recruiting service for the 12 new regiments, and ordered all recruits and officers thereto belonging to their respective Regiments.1 Col Moore,2 I find, has not yet received these orders, and it would appear that some of the Regiments Southerly are still recruiting.3 I mention this to bring the ⟨subject⟩ to your recollection, in case any circumstance may have suspended your orders.

Yours truely & affy.

James McHenry

Have you thought of the remaining subject or a bill therefor of my report?4

Majr. Gen. Hamilton.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress.

2Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Lloyd Moore was the commanding officer of the Tenth Regiment of Infantry.

3For the “Regiments Southerly,” see the introductory note to H to James Gunn, December 22, 1798.

4McHenry had asked H to draft a bill specifying when officers were eligible for double rations (McHenry to H, March 1, 1800).

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