From George Washington, 14 August 1799
Mount Vernon, August 14th. 1799
Enclosed are sundry letters (as mentioned on the other side) which have come to my hands, recommending Captain Edmund Taylor and Captain William K. Blue for the Office of Brigade Inspector.
As this Officer is to be appointed by the Inspector General I forward these letters for your consideration; and add, that I have not a personal knowledge of the Gentlemen recommended which can enable me to give any further information respecting their merits or pretensions.
With very great regard, I am, Sir, Your most obedt. Servt.
List of Letters enclosed.
|Letter from Colo. Richd. K. Meade recommendg||Captn. Taylor|
|Do. from Colo. Thomas Parker recommendg||—ditto.|
|Do. from Colo Levin Powell recommendg—||Captn Blue|
|Do. from Colo. Thomas Parker recommendg.||ditto.|
|Do. from Colo. T. Blackburn recommendg||—ditto.|
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Levin Powell, to Washington, July 29, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Thomas Parker to Washington, July 23, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Parker to Washington, July 26, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Thomas Blackburn to Washington, July 31, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from George Washington, H’s instructions read: "The inclosed to be put in a separate file endorsed ’Candidates for the Office of Inspectors.’"