To Aaron Ogden1
New York July 14. 1800
You will oblige me by ordering for me to be ready as soon as possible a Coachee to cost 80 pounds and to be as complete and decent as can be had for that sum.
If you could without too much trouble find a stout cart horse I should be glad to have him—the rate not too dear.
A Ogden Esq
ALS, George N. Meissner Collection, Rare Book Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
1. Ogden, a native of New Jersey and a veteran of the American Revolution, was a lawyer in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On January 8, 1799, Ogden was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Eleventh Regiment of Infantry (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 299, 303). He was appointed deputy quartermaster general in Febuary, 1800 (H to James McHenry, February 20, 1800), and he was honorably discharged on June 14, 1800.