From Aaron Ogden, 15 June 1799
Elizabeth-Town June 15. 1799
The men, who have been recruited for the 11th. regiment, begin to solicit for pay, many of them having been enlisted for more than a month, I have promised to write upon the subject, and as money is the life of the recruiting service, I hope, shortly, to receive directions for carrying into execution, the arrangements, which have been or may be made for fulfilling this part of the contract with the soldier, which has been stipulated on behalf of the United States.
I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your mo. obt. servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).