From Thomas Parker, 10 July 1799
Winchester 10th of July 1799
I have just Received the Inclosed letter from Majr Campbell which will Convince you that there is little probability of Recruiting men at charlotsville
as Amherst courthouse is in the same District I have directed Majr Campbell to Remove Capt Chinn to that ⟨place⟩ untill I hear from you; provided supplies of provisions Can be obtained on as good Terms as at charlotsville. we are still without the most essential part of our cloathing to wit, Coats only 165 of which have arrived & as I do not wish to put Government to any unnecessary expence I cannot forward the other articles to the different Rendezvous untill more coats shall arrive which I hope will shortly be the Case as the service suffers extreamly for the want of them—
with Verry Great Respect I am Sir your Obd Servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin beside the beginning of the second paragraph, there is an "X" mark in an unknown hand below the word "right."