To Aaron Ogden, 8 March 1800
New York March 8. 1800
You will immediately adopt the necessary measures for building
an hospitals with under floors for each Regiment now at the Union Cantonment according to the plan contained in your letter of the 7th instant. As you have no funds to discharge whatever expence may be incurred, in this instance, you are to apply to make use of the agency of the Contractor, who will must implicitly follow your directions.
with true consideration &—
(LS, Dr. Herbert E. Klingelhofer, Bethesda, Maryland; Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).