To Aaron Ogden, 5 January 1800
New York January 5th. 1800.
I have received your letter of Decr. 13th. inclosing the relative Rank of your Officers, it meets entirely with my approbation. You will therefore make it known to the Officers as the definitive arrangement
with true consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt.
(LS, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Columbia University Libraries; Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).