Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, [8 June 1798]

To Elizabeth Hamilton

[New York, June 8, 1798]

This is the third time1 I have written to my love since her departure. I continue to enjoy good health and my spirits are as good as they can be in her absence. But I find as I grow older her presence becomes more necessary to me. In proportion as I discover the worthlessness of other pursuits, the value of my Eliza and of domestic happiness rises in my estimation.

Angelica2 & her family are all well except that Mr. Church’s3 gout is not intirely gone. Peggy4 has been as well as usual. Yesterday however she complained of a little gout in her hand. Cornelia5 is well.

Tell your father that our affairs continue to mend & that there is every prospect that we shall not put on the French Yoke. Adieu My very dear wife.

Yrs. most affecty


Mrs. H

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1H to Elizabeth Hamilton, June 3, 5, 1798.

2Angelica Schuyler Church.

3John Barker Church.

4Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer.

5Cornelia Schuyler Morton.

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