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To Alexander Hamilton from Philip Schuyler, 29 September 1800

From Philip Schuyler

Albany Sept: 29th 1800

My Dear Sir

On Saturday Mr Van Vechtnen Advised me that no Notice had been given by Mr Ogden to Jacob R Van Rensselaer that Special bail had been filed in the Suit of John R. V. Rensselaer Against Stephen Schuyler & Henry J V Rensselaer.1 in Conformity to Mr Ogdens directions to My Brother, I became Special Bail, and immediately Advised Mr Ogden thereof and that the bail price was filed. on Saturday last, I made a communication Similar to that to Mr Ogden pray give him the requisite directions.

Yesterday Cornelia2 was delivered of a Male Child. She is as well as our best wishes can expect, the Child perfectly so.

I hope we shall see you here at the Ensuing term of the Supreme Court. It is that It should be determined who are to be the Candidates for Governor & Lt Governor on the part of the Foedarilists. It is positively asserted that Mr Clinton3 has refused to be held up and It is said that Chief Justice Lansingh4 will be proposed by the Antifedarilists.

I have not received the plans of the Elevations of your intended house. Mr. Putnam5 has asked me for them, and seems Anxious to contract.

I hope My Eliza will accompany you to this place and bring with her Angelica6 and the three Youngest Children, William7 I hope you will permit to remain with me. If Eliza should be unable to come up, at least bring William with his Winter Cloaths.

We all unite in Love to you & yours.

Adieu My Dear Sir Ever most truley & Affectionately yours.

Ph: Schuyler

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Abraham Van Vechten was the attorney for John R. Van Rensselaer, and Thomas L. Ogden was the attorney for Stephen Schuyler and Henry J. Van Rensselaer. For information on this case, see Philip Schuyler to H, July 17, 1800, note 22.

2Cornelia Schuyler Morton. See Schuyler to H, August 25, 1800, note 5.

3George Clinton, New York’s leading Antifederalist, was governor of New York from 1777 to 1795. He was re-elected governor in 1801.

4John Lansing, Jr., a lawyer, was mayor of Albany from 1786 to 1790 and was appointed to the New York Supreme Court in 1790. In 1798 he became chief justice, a position he held until 1801.

5Gideon Putnam. See Schuyler to H, August 25, 1800.

6H’s daughter, Elizabeth.

7William Stephen Hamilton, H’s sixth child, was born on August 4, 1797.

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