Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 21 October 1801

To Elizabeth Hamilton1

Oct 21. 1801

I wrote to my beloved from Rhinebeck.2 Yesterday Evening I arrived here and found your family generally well. Your father’s leg is not quite cured3 but it continues in a good way & Stringer4 promises that it will soon be perfectly sound.

I have not, myself, been in better health for a great while, and all I want to complete my happiness is that your health should be restored. Pray take care of yourself & keep your promise about writing to me.

Depend that I shall fly to you the moment it is possible.

Adieu my beloved   my darling


Mrs. Hamilton

ALS, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection, New York Public Library.

2Letter not found.

4Dr. Samuel Stringer, a native of Maryland, received his medical education in Philadelphia and served as the director general of hospitals in the northern department during the American Revolution. After the war he settled in Albany and continued to practice medicine. He was the Hamilton family’s doctor in Albany. See H to Elizabeth Hamilton, August 2, 1791; August 8, 1794.

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