To William P. Van Ness
Grange [New York] June 23. 1804
I was in Town to day till half past one. I thank you for the delicacy which dictated your note to me.1 If it is indispensable the communication should be made before Monday Morning, I must receive it here. But I should think this cannot be important. On monday by Nine I shall be in Town at my house in Cæder Street No 52,2 where I should be glad to see you. An additional reason for preferring that is, that I am unwilling to occasion to you trouble.
With esteem I am Sir Your Obed ser
Wm. P. Van Ness Esq
ALS, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York.
2. H is mistaken, for his rented house in New York City in 1804 was at 54 Cedar Street. See Longworth’s American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Director, for the Twenty-ninh Year of American Independence (New-York: Printed … by D. Longworth, 1804), 156; Receipt for the sub-lease of H’s house from Labiche de Reigenefort, September 15, 1804 (ADS, Pendleton Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City).