To Aaron Ogden, 2 July 1799
New York July 2d. 1799
I have just received a letter from the Secretary of War, in which he informs me that the resignation of Lieut. Reading is accepted; and that the vacancy is to be filled by your senior Second Lieutenant.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obedt. 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).