From Sarah Alexander, Lady Stirling1
[New York, June 26, 1801. The calendar of this letter reads: “Thanks &c dated at New York.”2 Letter not found.]
1. Sarah Livingston Alexander was the daughter of Philip Livingston, second lord of the manor, and the widow of William Alexander, self-styled Lord Stirling, a major general in the American Revolution who died in 1783.
2. Philip Hamilton’s calendar of letters “… taken by my brother Alexr Hamilton from the House of my sister E[liza] H Holly immediately after her death without any colour of right or authority …,” December 30, 1859 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Philip Hamilton, H’s youngest son who was named for his brother, was born on June 1, 1802. Alexander Hamilton was born on May 16, 1786. Eliza Hamilton, who was born on November 26, 1799, married Sidney A. Holly.