Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, [10 February 1800]

To Elizabeth Hamilton1

[Albany, February 10, 1800]
Monday Morning

The lapse of two days more, my beloved Eliza, has happily diminished the term of my absence from you. It is the most pleasing reflection I can now make. My heart looks forward with delicious anticipation to the period of our reunion.

Capt. Church2 arrived last night. This gives great pleasure to the ladies who wanted a beau. They persist in saying that they will leave this place with me on Sunday; but I shall not be surprised if this arrival should change their plan. Give Ten Kisses to my sweet little Eliza for me. Accept a thousand sweet embraces for yourself.

Adieu my Angel   Yrs. with unceasing tenderness


ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see H to James McHenry, January 15, 1800; H to Elizabeth Hamilton, January 26, 30, February 5, 1800.

2Philip Church, the son of John B. and Angelica Church, was a captain in the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry and H’s aide-de-camp. From June to December, 1799, he had been relieved of his duties as aide-de-camp to assist in recruiting at Albany. See William S. Smith to H, first letter of December 23, 1799.

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