To James McHenry, 10 June 1799
New York June 10th. 1799
Col: Parker recommends for second Lieuts. in his Regiment, Uriah Blue of Berkley, and Robert Bell of Frederick I presume the recommendation to be well founded.
He adds that Doctor Daniel Conrad offers to attend the Troops at Winchester for the stated allowance of surgeon’s pay without rations and a reasonable compensation for his medicines. You
r will recollect that Winchester is the Regimental Rendezvous, and you will determine whether it is adviseable to accept the doctor’s offer.
Col: Parker likewise recommends the brother of Doctor Conrad as a person qualified for the station of surgeon. He does not mention the Christian name. I understand the person is an applicant to you
With great Respect, &c
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).