To Aaron Ogden, 25 March 1800
NY. March 25th. 1800
It is my wish that you would look among the officers of the thirteenth regiment for some character qualified to fill the
office station of Brigade Inspector — Quarter Master. Captain Meigs has been highly spoken of to me by his Colonel. I mention this mainly to draw call your attention to this Gentleman, ⟨————⟩ his merits, confiding however that you will have an equal eye to those of other Officers—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).