Washington Novemb: 18. 1808
From a beleif that Dr Upshaw’s professional talents eminently qualify him for Hospital or Regimental Surgeon, and from a persuation, I might add confidence, that he will ably perform the duties appertaining to that station.—I take the liberty of recommending him for that appointment.
I cannot forbear to mention a nother highly valuable qualification in favor of Dr Upshaw—He is a sound, intelligent and inflexible republican.
With sentiments of the greatest esteem and respect I remains yrs. & & &
PHi: Daniel Parker Papers.