Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 25 [October] 1796

To Elizabeth Hamilton

Albany 25. [October]1 1796

The extreme hurry in which I have been My Dear Eliza since my arrival here has prevented my writing to you. This serves merely to inform you that my health is as good as when I left you & let me add that your father is much better than he was & the rest of your family in good health. I need not add that I am impatient to be restored to your bosom & to the presence of my beloved Children. Tis hard that I should ever be obliged to quit you & them. God bless you my beloved. Take care of yourself.

Yrs. with unbounded Affec

A Hamilton

Mr. Renselaer sets out for the City this day. I have asked him to stay at our house.2

Mrs. H

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1H mistakenly dated this letter “25. Aug 1796.” On August 25, 1796, he had been in New York and Stephen Van Rensselaer had been in Albany. See Pierre Auguste Adet to H, August 25, 1796; H to Van Rensselaer, August 25, 1796. See also H to Elizabeth Hamilton, October 19, 26, 1796.

2H addressed this letter to his wife at 26 Broadway, a rented house to which the Hamiltons had moved in 1796.

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