Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Lloyd Moore, 5 March 1799

From Thomas Lloyd Moore, 5 March 1799

Philadelphia March 5th. 1799


Your favor of the 27th. Ulto. directing a General court martial to be held here on Wednesday 14th. March, came to hand. I find there are a sufficient number of Officers in the City & Vicinity to form the Court; a list of the Members is inclosed. You will observe it contains fourteen Members, if they all attend I shall discharge the junior Officer, which will leave the proper number.

Mr. Charles Hare whom I have (with the approbation of the Secretary at War) appointed Judge Advocate, is a young Gentleman of liberal education, & good judjement, & has lately acted in that capacity in the tryal of Capt. Lewis. If any further orders from You are necessary previous to the meeting of the Court, I shall be glad to receive them viz. such as confirming my appointment of Judge Advocate, naming the officers to be tried, exhibiting the charges &ca.

I have the honor of being your humble servt

Thomas L. Moore

P.S. Please to continue to pass your letters to me thro’ the War Office.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing undated document entitled "Officers of the Court Martial" (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from Thomas Lloyd Moore, H’s endorsement reads: "Answered."

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