To Angelica Church1
[New York, January 7, 1790]
Inclosed My Dear friend is a letter from your sister; which she has written to supply my deficiency. Tomorrow I open the budget2 & you may imagine that today I am very busy and not a little anxious. I could not however let the Packet sail without giving you a proof, that no degree of occupation can make me forget you.
We hope to hear shortly that you are safe arrived & that every thing is to your wish. That Mr. Church is well, young, and sprightly. And that your sons promise all to be great men, and your daughters to be like yourself.3
Adieu Love to Mr Church & believe me always Yr. Affectionate friend & brother
Mrs. A Church
ALS, Judge Peter B. Olney, Deep River, Connecticut.
1. Angelica Schuyler Church was H’s sister-in-law and the wife of John B. Church.
2. H is referring to “Report Relative to a Provision for the Support of Public Credit,” January 9, 1790.
3. There were at this time four children in the Church family: Philip, John B., Catherine, and Elizabeth.
4. H incorrectly dated this letter 1789.