From Aaron Ogden, 27 September 1799
Elizabeth Town Sepr. 27th. 1799
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
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s note reads: "Separate File To be endorsed Recommendations for staff Appointments."