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.
Supervisor D V.
Alexander Hamilton Esq.
ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Thomas Newton, Jr., was inspector of Survey No. 4 in Virginia.