Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Aaron Ogden, 6 July 1799

From Aaron Ogden

Elizabeth Town [New Jersey] July 6 1799


The intervention of the 4th. of July and the Affairs of the Society of Cincinnati1 having occupied the day succeeding, have delayed my answering yours2 respecting the appointment of Mr. How to a second Lieutenancy in the 11th. regiment. I beg you to be assured that the measure proposed, will be to me perfectly agreeble, and I have accordingly in my letter to Mr Howe enquired of him whether such an appointment as you have proposed for him in the line would be acceptable.

With the most respectful attachment   I am Dr Sir.   your mo. ob. servt

Aaron Ogden

Major General Alexander Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Ogden was a charter member of the New Jersey chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati, which was founded in 1783. Its annual meeting was scheduled for July 4, 1799 (The Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey from 1783 to 1866 [Albany, 1866], 41).

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