To Aaron Ogden, 11 June 1799
New York June 11th. 1799
It has been represented to me by one George West Jr. that an Apprentice boy of his, by the name of Matthew Smith has been enlisted into Capt. Charles Morrell’s Company and that he is at present at Elisabeth Town.
You will please to enquire into the facts and if true cause the person to be discharged
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obedient servt.
(LS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).