Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William S. Smith, 7 January 1800

To William S. Smith, 7 January 1800

New York January 7th 1800


It is my wish I have concluded that Colonel Ogden should shall be detached this Winter from the Brigade for the purpose of assisting the Adjutant General in framing regulations for the army. I request therefore that you will take the necessary steps to meet this arrangement give him permission to be absent

with true consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt.

Colonel Smith

(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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