From Thomas Parker, 21 June 1799
Winchester 21st of June 1799
Inclosed are several letters of Recommendation in favour of Mr William King a young man who wishes to enter into the Service of his Country & who Bears a Verry Respectable Character & one that I Believe woud make a good officer
In the Recruiting Instructions that have been forwarded; the Commanding officer of a Circle is ordered to Transmit to the Inspector Genl an account of all deserters, as well as to all Commanders of Circles who may be nearer to his post than the Inspector Genl
as I am unacquainted with the Commanders of the Circles that are between this place & new york you will be pleased to order a list of them to be forwarded to me specifying their places of Rendezvous
with Verry Great Respect I have the honor to be Sir your Obdt Sert
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).