Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, [17 March 1785]

To Elizabeth Hamilton

[Chester, New York, March 17, 1785]

I have just written to you1 My beloved by the person who will probably be the bearer of this. Col Burr just tells me, that the house we live in is offered for sale at £2100.2 I am to request you to agree for the purchase for me, if at that price. If you cannot do better, you may engage that the whole shall be paid in three months; but I could wish to pay half in a short time and the other half in a year. Adieu my Angel

A Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2The house to which H is referring was probably at 58 Wall Street, his residence during most of the 1780’s.


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