Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Aaron Ogden, 27 September 1799

From Aaron Ogden, 27 September 1799

Elizabeth Town Sepr. 27th. 1799

Dr. Sir.

Captain Williamson has the appearance and manners of a gentleman, possesses the character of a man of probity, is a good pen-man, and accurate at calculations—he has wealthy connections, to enter into the requisite suretyship, and, in my opinion, is, in every respect, very suitable to fill the post of Deputy-Pay-Master-General for the troops under your command, and, I have every reason to believe, would very readily accept of the appointment.

With the most respectful attachment I am yours faithfully

Aaron Ogden

Major General Hamilton.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s note reads: "Separate File To be endorsed Recommendations for staff Appointments."

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