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.
1. Howe, who had been a major general during the Revolutionary War, resigned in 1783 and returned to his plantation in North Carolina.
2. Friedrich, Baron von Poellnitz, operated an experimental farm outside New York City. H managed both his business and personal affairs.