Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Edward Carrington, 20 June 1792

From Edward Carrington

Supervisors Office Dist. of Virga.
Richmond June 20, 1792


By last post I received an Answer from Colo. Newton1 to my enquiries concerning a successor to Mr. Wells2 at Smithfield. He says that Mr. Copeland Parker is under the Character of an industrious attentive Man, and he thinks as proper a person for the Offices of Inspector & Surveyor as any to be engaged there. He also informs me that Colo. Lindsay has appointed him to Act during the vacancy. I have no kind of acquaintance with Mr. Parker, but suppose these recommendations as satisfactory as can be expected for that post.

I have the Honor to be with the greatest respect &c.   Your Most ob sr.

Ed. Carrington
Supervisor D V.

Alexander Hamilton Esq.

ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Thomas Newton, Jr., was inspector of Survey No. 4 in Virginia.

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