From Catharine Miller1
Mulberry Grove [Georgia] Decembr. 3d 1796
I regret that I have only time to tell my beloved friend Colo Hamilton what he already knows—that my best affections—my liveliest gratitude, and purest friendship are his and that I send him a Small Box of Oranges from My Own Garden. I hope they may arrive Safe—and if the frost should spare them, I will insure them to be exlent.
With My Compliments to Mrs Hamilton and love to the Dear Children I have the honor
to be Your obliged and very obedt. Sarvant
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Catharine Miller was the widow of Major General Nathanael Greene. See “Report on the Petition of Catharine Greene,” December 26, 1791. See also Catharine Greene to H, May 10, 1794. In June, 1796, she married Phineas Miller, her children’s tutor.