From Aaron Ogden1
Eliz. Town. [New Jersey] Jany. 15. 1801.
I enclose the within power,2 confiding that the Trustees agree in an opinion, that no investment in real property, should be assented to, unless, in such, as would be productive to Mrs. Le Guien, in case of accident to her husband. If the power be not sufficiently ample, or in proper form, be pleased to cause such an one to be sent to me, as you may judge requisite & I will return it duly executed.
I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your mo. ob. Servt
Alexander Hamilton Esquire
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In this power of attorney, which is dated January 15, 1801, Ogden appointed H and Richard Harison his attorneys to fulfill his responsibilities as a trustee for Mrs. Le Guen.