Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 10 March [1801]

To Elizabeth Hamilton1

[Albany] Tuesday
March 10th [1801]

My beloved Eliza

The Senate has refused on account of the interference with other business to hear any more causes this session;2 so that were it not for the situation of your Sister Peggy, her request that I would stay a few days longer and the like request of your father and mother, I could now return to you. But how can I resist these motives for continuing a while longer?

Things must change this week but at all events I set out for New York the beginning of the next. I cannot resolve to be longer kept from you and my dear Children.

There has been little alteration either way in Peggys situation for these past four days.

Adieu My Charmer


ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see H to Elizabeth Hamilton, February 20, 25, March 9, 1801.

2Article I of “An Act instituting a Court for the Trial of Impeachments and Correction of Errors” provided that the New York Court of Errors should consist of the president of the Senate, the senators, the chancellor, and the judges of the Supreme Court (New York Laws, 8th Sess., Ch. XI [November 23, 1784]).

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