From Thomas Parker, 14 May 1799
Winchester the 14th of May 1799
If proper persons have not been nominated to fill the Vacancies in my Regiment, I take the liberty of Recommending Mr David Meade Junr near Lexington in Kentuckey to fill one of them
He is a young Gentleman of excellent character a firm friend to the American Government & a nephew of the Amiable & Worthy Colo Richard K Meade who I Believe is well Known to you & who I expect will write you on the Subject.
I Requested to Know some time ago what was to be done with Capt Bishops Company of Artillerists & Engineers & whether they were to be considered as Subject to my orders.
As the Company is Compleat I woud advise their Removal to a Station where the Captain woud be under the Controul of a Superior officer, for altho I Believe him to be a worthy man He Certainly is by no means acquainted with his duty as an officer
with Great Consideration I have the honor to be Sir your Obedient Servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).