Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Parker, 3 September 1799

To Thomas Parker, 3 September 1799

New York Sept. 3. 99


Your letters of the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of August have just been delivered to me.

I care not do not think it will be expedient to remove Captain Chinn to Middleburgh untill the companies assigned to that district shall have been completed. After that I shall have no objection to the measure. The list of persons ⟨r⟩ecommended as Cadets I have transmitted to the Secretary of War. That officer has however resolved to postpone the appointment of Cadets to a future day. I have again written to the Secretary of War on the appointment of Mess ⟨Meredith⟩ and Stephen as first Lieutenants. Officers to higher grades than were expected. I have ⟨—⟩ urged strongly that the arrangement be changed. and hope

With great conn I am, Sir & &

Col. Parker

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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