George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, 25 September 1793

To Alexander Hamilton


My dear SirMount Vernon Sepr 25th 1793

I congratulate you & Mrs Hamilton very sincerely on your recoveries from the malignant fever which prevailed in Philadelphia; and hope you are both restored to perfect health, and that no other of the family has been siezed with the disorder. In these sentiments Mrs Washington cordially unite with me.

From Mr Jefferson who has just passed this1—from Genl Knox who has set out for Boston—and from the accts published in the Gazettes—I conceive, that under the most favourable change that can reasonably be expected, the first of November is as soon as business can, with safety, be transacted in the City of Philadelphia; but it appears necessary, at all events, that the heads of Departments should assemble—if not at that place, yet in the vicinity of it (say German town) at that time; where I also shall be, if well. My compliments to Mrs Hamilton, & respects to Genl Schuyler & family if you are with them. I am always & with much truth Your Affecte

Go: Washington

ALS, DLC: Alexander Hamilton Papers; LS, in Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.’s writing, DLC: Hamilton Papers; LB, DLC:GW. The ALS was addressed to Hamilton at Albany. The LS, which was marked “Duplicate,” evidently was enclosed with GW’s letter to Hamilton of 14 October.

1Thomas Jefferson stopped at Mount Vernon on 22 September.

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