Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 22 October 1803

To Elizabeth Hamilton

Kinderhook [New York] Oct 22
1803 Saturday

I am here, my beloved Eliza, on my way to Albany1—in much better health than I have been since my first attack at home. To avoid the risk of bringing on a relapse by too much exercise, it is my intention to continue here ’till tomorrow morning. Judge Benson2 is with me.

The Arbitrators3 are gone to view the land in which business they will be engaged till Wednesday. On that day I must be back at Claverack, if my health proceeds in mending—otherwise I shall embark in an Albany Sloop for Greenwich. But there is every present appearance of progressive amendment.

Affecty Yrs.


ALS, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York.

1H was on his way to Albany from Claverack, New York, where he had arrived on October 14 to act as counsel for the heirs of John Van Rensselaer in a suit involving the disposition of his property in Claverack. See H to Elizabeth Hamilton, October 14, 1803.

2Egbert Benson.

3Jonas Platt, Smith Thompson, and Robert Troup. See H to Platt, August 16, 1803, note 1.

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