Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, [16 April 1797]

To Elizabeth Hamilton

[Peekskill, New York, April 16, 1797]

My Dear Eliza

We arrived here last Evening well and shall proceed immediately on our journey.1

I forgot my brief in the cause of Le Guen against Gouverneur which is in a bundle of papers in my armed Chair in the Office. Request one of the Gentlemen to look for it and send it up to me by the post of Tuesday. Beg them not to fail. Adieu My beloved. Kiss all the Children for me.



Mrs. Hamilton

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

1H was en route to Albany to appear before the New York Supreme Court as attorney for the complainant in Louis Le Guen v Isaac Gouverneur and Peter Kemble. For information on this case, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , II, 48–164. In the course of this trip, H also appeared before the New York Court of Chancery. See H to Timothy Pickering, May 11, 1797.

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