Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Richard Varick, [10 January 1785]

To Richard Varick1

[New York, January 10, 1785]

Mr. Hamiltons Compliments to the Recorder and to Doctor Bailey2—is very sorry that he can’t have the pleasure of meeting them this Evening as the weather is bad and he is a good deal indisposed.

AL, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1Varick was the recorder of New York City.

2Dr. Richard Bailey (Bayley), a native of Connecticut, had studied medicine in New York City and later in London where he was working at the outbreak of the American Revolution. He returned to America as a surgeon in the British army under Howe. In 1777 he resigned his position and settled in New York City where he remained until his death in 1801.

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