Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Philip Schuyler, 15 May 1791

From Philip Schuyler

Albany May 15th 1791

Dear Sir

A few days after the receipt of your favor1 covering letters for the Supervizor of Vermont2 and Mr Jacob Cuyler3 I wrote you4 and my Eliza, but as I have not had a line from you since I fear my letters have not come to hand. I entreated Eliza to let me know when she would set out from Philadelphia for this place, that I might engage a good and discreet master of an Albany Sloop to bring her to this place, and begged her to bring all the children and their nurse with her. I fear If she remains where she is until the hot weather commences that her health may be much injured. Let me therefore intreat you to expedite her as soon as possible.

I have hardly enjoyed a day without pain since I left you, the Gout continues to torment me in feet & wrists. I impute much of It to the very ⟨rain⟩y weather we have hitherto experienced.

Mrs. Schuyler Joins me in love to all with you, adieu.

I am Dr Sir   Affectionately Yours &c &c

P Schuyler

Hone. Alexr Hamilton Esqr

ALS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey.

1Letter not found.

2Letter not found. The supervisor of the revenue for Vermont was Noah Smith, a prominent lawyer, politician, and landholder who had served in the Vermont Assembly, on the state Supreme Court, and as state’s attorney. In January, 1791, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate.

3Letter not found. See Richard Cuyler to H, May 10, 1791.

4Letter not found.

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