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From Alexander Hamilton to Aaron Ogden, 7 June 1799

To Aaron Ogden

New York June 7th. 1799


I do not recollect whether you have mentioned to me the points at which your majors will more particularly take their stations. It is in contemplation to order a detachment of Troops to Easton with a view to the insurgent spirit1 in that quarter, and if it would not interfere with his duties in relation to the recruiting service, I should like very well to give the command of that detachment to Major Adlum.2 Let me hear from you promptly on the subject.

With great consideration   I am Sir,   Yr. obedient Servt

A Hamilton

Col: A. Ogden
E Town N. Jersey

LS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1This is a reference to Fries’s Rebellion. See James McHenry to H, June 4, 6, 1799; H to McHenry, June 6, 1799.

2John Adlum was one of two majors in the Eleventh Regiment of Infantry.

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