Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Parker, 14 May 1799

From Thomas Parker, 14 May 1799

Winchester the 14th of May 1799


If proper persons have not been nominated to fill the Vacancies in my Regiment, I take the liberty of Recommending Mr David Meade Junr near Lexington in Kentuckey to fill one of them

He is a young Gentleman of excellent character a firm friend to the American Government & a nephew of the Amiable & Worthy Colo Richard K Meade who I Believe is well Known to you & who I expect will write you on the Subject.

I Requested to Know some time ago what was to be done with Capt Bishops Company of Artillerists & Engineers & whether they were to be considered as Subject to my orders.

As the Company is Compleat I woud advise their Removal to a Station where the Captain woud be under the Controul of a Superior officer, for altho I Believe him to be a worthy man He Certainly is by no means acquainted with his duty as an officer

with Great Consideration I have the honor to be Sir your Obedient Servant

Thomas Parker

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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