Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Aaron Ogden, 14 July 1800

To Aaron Ogden1

New York July 14. 1800

Dr Sir

You will oblige me by ordering for me to be ready as soon as possible a Coachee to cost 80 pounds and to be as complete and decent as can be had for that sum.

Yrs. truly

A Hamilton

If you could without too much trouble find a stout cart horse I should be glad to have him—the rate not too dear.

A Ogden Esq

ALS, George N. Meissner Collection, Rare Book Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

1Ogden, a native of New Jersey and a veteran of the American Revolution, was a lawyer in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On January 8, 1799, Ogden was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Eleventh Regiment of Infantry (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 299, 303). He was appointed deputy quartermaster general in Febuary, 1800 (H to James McHenry, February 20, 1800), and he was honorably discharged on June 14, 1800.

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