To Thomas Parker, 3 September 1799
New York Sept. 3. 99
Your letters of the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of August have just been delivered to me.
care not do not think it will be expedient to remove Captain Chinn to Middleburgh untill the companies assigned to that district shall have been completed. After that I shall have no objection to the measure. The list of persons ⟨r⟩ecommended as Cadets I have transmitted to the Secretary of War. That officer has however resolved to postpone the appointment of Cadets to a future day. I have again written to the Secretary of War on the appointment of Mess ⟨Meredith⟩ and Stephen as first Lieutenants. Officers to higher grades than were expected. I have ⟨—⟩ urged strongly that the arrangement be changed. and hope
With great conn I am, Sir & &
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).