From Thomas Parker, 27 November 1799
Camp near Harpers ferry 27th Novr 1799
I take the Liberty to Inclose Two letters of Recommendation in favour of Mr. Wm Hedgeman Thom
I have no personal Acquaintance with the young Gentleman but from the Characters of the Gentlemen who have Recommended him I presume he woud make a Valuable officer
As Genl Pinckney has not arrived I must Beg leave again to solicit you to have the Vacancies in my Regt filled as I am ancti⟨ous⟩ to compleat the Regiment this winter. You will also verry much oblige me by having the arrangement of the Officers sent on—
with the Highest Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your Obedt Servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).