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To Alexander Hamilton from Aaron Ogden, 15 January 1801

From Aaron Ogden1

Eliz. Town. [New Jersey] Jany. 15. 1801.

Dear Sir

I enclose the within power,2 confiding that the Trustees agree in an opinion, that no investment in real property, should be assented to, unless, in such, as would be productive to Mrs. Le Guien, in case of accident to her husband. If the power be not sufficiently ample, or in proper form, be pleased to cause such an one to be sent to me, as you may judge requisite & I will return it duly executed.

I have the honor to be   with the highest respect   Your mo. ob. Servt

Aaron Ogden

Alexander Hamilton Esquire

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see Louis Le Guen to H, December 27, 1800, January 15, 1801; “Receipt to Louis Le Guen,” January 15, 1801.

2DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In this power of attorney, which is dated January 15, 1801, Ogden appointed H and Richard Harison his attorneys to fulfill his responsibilities as a trustee for Mrs. Le Guen.

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