To Elizabeth Hamilton
New Haven [Connecticut] June 8, 1800
I am just arrived my Dear Eliza at this place in good health and after breakfasting shall proceed on my journey.1
If I could be assured that your spirits were better and the health of yourself and Children good, I should enjoy much satisfaction from the agreeableness of the ride. The Country is truly charming. I remark as I go along every thing that can be adopted for the embellishment of our little retreat2—where I hope for a pure and unalloyed happiness with my excellent wife and sweet Children.
Adieu My Betsy Every blessing attend you
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1. For H’s New England trip, see the introductory note to H to Benjamin Stoddert, June 6, 1800.