George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 11 July 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

July 11. 1794.

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. the state of health of his little boy1 & the situation of Mrs Hamilton in consequence of it, oblige him to request the President to excuse him from attending the interview with the Indians today2 & also to ask the President’s permission to make an excursion into the country for a few days to try the effect of exercise & change of air upon the Child.

Arrangements will be made that the business of the Department may suffer no interruption in the mean time.


1Hamilton’s son John Church Hamilton (1792-1882) became a lawyer and published editions of his father’s writings.

2For discussion of the interview, see Henry Knox to GW, this date, n.1.

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