To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Newyork Novr. 23rd. 99
I enclose to you a letter which I have just written to Col. Parker.1
When I shall be informed of your arrival within the limits of your district all correspondence between me and the particular Officers in that district will, of course, cease, unless you should think it proper that I should continue to direct them in matters that relate to the recruiting service.
I would request an explanation on this point.
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H to Thomas Parker, November 22, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume), in which H informed Parker that the general system for recruiting had to be adhered to, except in the case of complete companies.