To Elizabeth Hamilton1
[October 27, 1803]
It is with great pleasure, I am able to inform my beloved Eliza that I continue to progress in convalescence; so that I propose to go to day from your Uncles2 where I have been to claverack where the Arbitrators are. But I do not mean to take any other part than that of Chamber Counsel in the business, till I am quite strong, for it will be my careful endeavour not to hazard another relapse. I trust in five or six days the Arbitration will be in train to permit my return to you. Adieu my love.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. This is presumably a reference to James Van Rensselaer, Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler’s brother, who lived at Crystal Hill Farm on the outskirts of Albany.