To Owen Biddle
Head Quarters Morris Town April 10th 1777
Col. Chambers, who has been omitted in the appointments lately made by your State, expresses a good deal of uneasiness on account of it, and considers it as an implied reflection on his conduct. He thinks himself intitled to some explanation of the reasons for which he has been neglected, and wishes to know on what particular charge or imputation, his exclusion is founded. As I could give him no satisfaction in the matter myself, I have thought proper to refer it to you, and I should be glad to hear from you on the subject.1 I am Sir Your most obedient Servant
LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, PHi: Nead Papers. Hamilton addressed the cover: “To Owen Biddle Esqr. President of the Pensylvania Board of War Philadelphia.”
1. James Chambers, who had been lieutenant colonel of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, was promoted to colonel of the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment on 12 Mar., and on 12 April he was named colonel of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment.