To Aaron Ogden, 15 July 1799
New-York July 15th. 1799
I have to inform you that agreably to advice from the Secretary of War, you are permitted to enlist the young Hollander concerning whom you wrote to me
With great consideration I am Sir yr. obedt. Servt.
(LS, George N. Meissner Collection, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, Missouri; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).