Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Howe, 8 December 1785

From Robert Howe1

December 8, 1785. “Mr. & Mrs. Wilson … are in very embarassed Circumstances. As I know you have the direction of Baron Polnitz’s2 House now Empty, if you could acommodate them with a few Rooms thro’ the winter it would be of espestial service to them.”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Howe, who had been a major general during the Revolutionary War, resigned in 1783 and returned to his plantation in North Carolina.

2Friedrich, Baron von Poellnitz, operated an experimental farm outside New York City. H managed both his business and personal affairs.

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