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From Alexander Hamilton to Aaron Ogden, 26 June 1799

To Aaron Ogden, 26 June 1799

New York June 26th. 1799

Sir,

It is not of my competency to accept Resignations. The matter contained in your letter of Yesterday relative to Lt. Reading has been communicated to the Secy. of War, and the acceptance recommended, and it is presumed that it will take place.

With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obedt. servt.

A Hamilton

Col: Ogden

(LS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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