Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Philip Schuyler, 30 May 1781

From Philip Schuyler

Albany May 30th 1781

Dear Sir

Your favor1 covering copies of the letters which passed between the General and you I received on friday last at Saratoga, which I left somewhat indisposed on Sunday and arrived in the Evening. The fatigue of the Journey increased my disorder which is the quinsey with so much rapidity that before Tuesday morning I was twice bled to prevent suffocation. The Inflammation is subsiding and I have been able to Swallow a little broath to day. I propose to attend the legislature the latter end of the next week when I shall have the pleasure of seeing you at Fish Kill on the Sunday following. I believe you may prepare yourself to go to Philadelphia as there is little doubt but you will be appointed.2

Mrs Carter3 is expected here on Wednesday next. All here join in love to you & Mrs. Hamilton.

The Enemy are arrived at Crown point; their number not perfectly ascertained, but I believe about two thousand. It is said they entend to fortify there; a rumour prevails that the three companies of Schaicks4 now to the northward are to be called down. If so I shall Instantly summon my family & Stock from Saratoga, being certain If I delay It more than four days after the troops move that the enemy will posess themselves of the whole.

Adieu   I am Dr Sir most affectionately   & Sincerely Your obed ser

Ph: Schuyler

Colo Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2This is a reference to the possibility of the selection of H by the New York legislature to serve as a member of the Continental Congress.

3Angelica Church, wife of John B. Church (John Carter) and sister of Elizabeth Hamilton.

4Colonel Goose Van Schaick, Second New York Regiment.

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