Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Philip A. and Alexander Hamilton, Junior, [29 September 1794]

To Philip A. and Alexander Hamilton, Junior1

[Philadelphia, September 29, 1794]

Dear Children

We have been very sorry to hear that our dear Alexander has been unwell but thank God that he was better. We hope he will soon be quite well.

Your Mama will leave this place tomorrow or next day for Trenton to bring you herself to Town.

I expect to set out tomorrow for Carlisle. But you must not be uneasy about it. For by the accounts we have received there will be no fighting and of course no danger. It will only be an agreeable ride which will I hope do me good.

I give you both my best love & blessings as does your Mama. It will give me great pleasure when I come back to know that you have not neglected your studies & have been good boys during the vacation.

Yr. Affect. Father

A Hamilton

Masters Philip and Alex Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Philip (born January 22, 1782) and Alexander (born May 16, 1786) studied under William Frazer, the Episcopal rector of St. Michael’s Church in Trenton, New Jersey. See H to Philip A. Hamilton, December 5, 1791.

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