Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, [11 September 1790]

To Elizabeth Hamilton

[New York, September 11, 1790]

The Albany post is arrived and not a line from my dear Betsey; though I have reason to believe she must have arrived before the departure of the Post. This is a disappointment to me, as I was anxious to learn how she & my Children got up & how they were.

I wrote you a day or two since1 by a Vessel & shall write you again by the Wednesday’s post2 when I will tell you decidedly whether I can come up or not & when.

I am in good health and in all respects as well as I can be without my very dear family—But there is a sad blank in their absence. I however reconcile myself to it; convinced that you will receive benefit by it and you know how precious your health is to me.

Adieu My Angel take care of yourself & think always of Your Affectionate


Mrs Hamilton

ALS, Mr. George T. Bowdoin, New York City.

1Letter not found.

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