Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Lloyd Moore, 22 April 1799

From Thomas Lloyd Moore, 22 April 1799

Philada. April 22nd. 1799


Agreeably to your orders of March 31. I have assigned ⟨three⟩ sub-districts of Pennsylvania to Col. Ogden’s Regt. I thought ⟨it⟩ proper for the convenience of Col. Ogden to fix upon those districts nearest N. Jersey, and therefore named those composed of the Counties of Berks, Northampton, Northumberland, Lycoming, & the County of Luzerne. But this appears to be too great a portion of Pennsylvania for three sub-districts; instead of 3/13ths it is almost one third of the State. I propose therefore to take off Northumberland and to add that County to the district of Mifflin the rendezvous town to be Northumberland; which will leave Col. Ogden’s districts as marked underneath. If You approve of this alteration I will thank You to give your consent which I shall communicate to Col. Ogden.

I have the honor to be Sir your humble Servant

Thomas L. Moore

⟨Berks⟩ & Northamton Counties rendezvous Reading
⟨Luzerne⟩ Wyoming
⟨Lycoming⟩ Lycoming

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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