Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Aaron Ogden, 14 August 1799

From Aaron Ogden, 14 August 1799

Elizabeth Town Aug: 14. 1799


This letter will be delivered to you, by Captain Samuel White of the eleventh regiment of Infantry, whom I beg leave to introduce to you, as a gentleman, possessing, in an high degree, the character of a man of honor. He wishes the favor of a personal conversation with you, on the subject of the charges exhibited against him, to the Secretary of war; Your Indulgence herein will be peculiarly gratifying, as, I trust, he will be able to remove from your mind, all the unfavorable impressions, which the charges against him, were calculated to excite. Captain White is a member of the General Court Martial whereof Colonel Smith is President now sitting at Fort Jay and will wait upon you, when your leisure will permit.

I have the honor to be with the highest respect your mo. ob-servant

Aaron Ogden

Major General Alexander Hamilton.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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