To Aaron Ogden, 3 July 1799
New York July 3. 1799
I enclose you a very disagreeable communica⟨tion⟩ from the Secy of War
of the 2d. ins of yesterday’s date, respecting Capt White of your Regiment. Delicacy towards the character of an officer induces ⟨—⟩ me to through you to give Capt White an opportunity for explanation previous to any a more formal proceeding; though I cannot at present discover how it will be possible to supersede the necessity of one. I request to be speedily informed of the result of your inquiry & that it may be accompanied with the original papers now forwarded.
With great consideratn I am Sir Yr. Obed Ser
(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Calculations on verso.