Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Lloyd Moore, 17 September 1799

From Thomas Lloyd Moore, 17 September 1799

Camp Bristol Sept. 17. 1799


It is my duty to inform You that a Duel took place on thursday last the 12th. Instant; between Cap. Johnston, and Lt. Sharp, both of my Regt. in which the latter was shot dead on the spot. I have also reported this to the Secretary at War in order that the vacancy may be filled up.

I have the honor be Sir, your humble servt.

Thomas L. Moore

Lt Col. commdg. 10th Reg.

Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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