Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 17 October 1799

To Elizabeth Hamilton

Elizabeth Town [New Jersey]
Friday Oct 17. 1799

I am thus far, My Dear Eliza, on my way to New York.1 But I am under a necessity of viewing the ground for Winter Quarters2 to day—which will prevent my being with you before tomorrow. Then please God I shall certainly embrace you & my Dear John.3

A thousand blessings upon you   Yrs. Ever


ALS, the Reverend Alexander van Cortlandt Hamilton, Norwalk, Connecticut.

1H was returning to New York after conferring with James McHenry, James Wilkinson, and William North in Trenton. See H to McHenry, October 6, 1799; H to James Miller, October 7, 1799.

2Winter quarters for the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Regiments were located at Scotch Plains, New Jersey. See H to Ebenezer Stevens, October 5, 1799.

3John Church Hamilton, H’s son who was born on August 22, 1792.

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