From Aaron Ogden1
Elizabeth Town [New Jersey] July 13. 1799
Mr. Thomas Y How in answer to my enquiry whether a second Lieutenancy, in the 11th regiment, in addition to his appointment, as Secretary to the Inspector General, would suit his ideas, says, “As the measure has been proposed by General Hamilton, he will accept with pleasure.”
I have the honor to be with the most perfect respect your mo: ob. servt
Major General Alexander Hamilton.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.