From Aaron Ogden, 2 May 1800
Elizabeth Town May 2d. 1800
I do myself the honor of submitting to your consideration, the enclosed estimate.
As soon as the same shall be returned with your remarks and alterations, I shall be enabled, to form the returns, as required by the General order of the 7th. of the last month, as fast, as they may be sent to me by the different Corps.
Will any further order be necessary, or am I to consider the General order above alluded to, as sufficient to authorize me to make arrangements, for the supplying of such articles of Quarter Master Stores, as may appear to be wanting, to enable the troops
within to take the field, who are within the District under your immediate command
I am with the utmost respect Your most obedient servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "… Rates of allowance … as a proposed basis, for the Return of Articles …," May 2, 1800 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).