To Aaron Ogden
New York June 7th. 1799
I do not recollect whether you have mentioned to me the points at which your majors will more particularly take their stations. It is in contemplation to order a detachment of Troops to Easton with a view to the insurgent spirit1 in that quarter, and if it would not interfere with his duties in relation to the recruiting service, I should like very well to give the command of that detachment to Major Adlum.2 Let me hear from you promptly on the subject.
With great consideration I am Sir, Yr. obedient Servt
Col: A. Ogden
E Town N. Jersey
LS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. John Adlum was one of two majors in the Eleventh Regiment of Infantry.