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From Alexander Hamilton to William P. Van Ness, 23 June 1804

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.

2H 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).

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