To James McHenry, 12 July 1799
N. York July 12th. 1799
I have the honor to submit to you the inclosed copy of a letter from Col: Ogden of the 12th. Inst. contg. a letter of appointmt
letter with my opinion that it would be best his request should be granted—
With great respect &c
PS. The inclosed extract of a letter from the same quarter contains information not agreable—
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note reads: "all 1799 on the War department."