To Elizabeth Hamilton1
[October 17–18, 1801]
I have reached this place, my dear Eliza, after a very pensive ride, and not a little pain at the State in which I left you. I trust you will exert yourself to vanquish it & will only look forward to our reunion which I shall try to make as speedy as possible. While I [am] about I shall think certainly of you and my dear children and with the tenderest sentiments.
Adieu best of women Yrs.
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1. H was on his way to Albany to attend the October term of the New York Supreme Court, which convened on October 20, 1801.