From Josias Carvel Hall, 7 February 1800
Havre de Grace Feby 7th 1800
I have thought it proper to report to you my arrival at this Place as I am within your District & I believe you have the general Superintendency of the recruiting Service. I find this Business paralysed by a Vote of the House of Delegates’ & in which I presume the Senate will concur. In this Event it will perhaps be improper to proceed. I am ready to receive any Communications you may think proper to make
I have seen an army List publised according with that furnishd by you, under Injunctions of Secrecy, in April last, differing only in one but that a very material Instance. If the Army are to be disbanded it is of little Consequence but very unfortunate if reorganized.
With great Consideration I am Sir Yr most Obdt Servt
J Carvel Hall
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).