Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Aaron Ogden, 23 August 1799

From Aaron Ogden, 23 August 1799

Elizabeth Town Aug: 23d. 1799


The paymaster of the 11th. regiment having received a communication from the pay-master-general, intimating that pay might be received for the regiment, provided that the muster rolls and pay-rolls were duly made out, which mode he prefers to the making of payment on account, I take the liberty of enquiring whether the authority given to me in your letter of the 19th. of June last, in respect to mustering, was meant to extend so far as to embrace the object of mustering the men, as required by the pay-master-general—and further whether the lads under eighteen years of age, enlisted for musicians, named in my late letter to you, are to be mustered or discharged.

With the utmost respect I am Sir, Your most obedient servant

Aaron Ogden

Major General Alexander Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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