From Aaron Ogden, 7 May 1800
Elizabeth-Town May. 7. 1800
It is with great regret, that I forward the enclosed letter to me, enfolding one to you, from Major Adlum. I however hope, that a further accomodation to him, of the few days, which his affairs seem to require, will prevent the necessity of his adhering to the election, which he has made, between an important sacrifice of private interest and the resignation of his commission.
I have the honor to be with the most perfect respect Your Mo. Ob. servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John Adlum to Ogden, May 5, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).