Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, [26 October 1796]

To Elizabeth Hamilton

[Albany, October 26, 1796]

My Dear Eliza

I wrote you yesterday by Mr. Rensselaer.1 Since that I received yours of Friday last2 which gave me much pleasure. I was consoled to hear that you & our darling little ones were well—though I shall be anxious till I rejoin you lest there should be a relapse or some new attack.

Your father is really better and as I hope in no present danger. His breaking out looks less & less like mortification & his appetite strength & spirits are good. A fit of the gout will probably relieve him from the breaking out. Peggy3 has promised to have your beef prepared. Eggs are more scarce & nearly as dear as at New York. I shall see what can be done as to butter.

Yr. ever tender & devoted


I expect to leave this on Friday by Water.

Mrs E H

ALS, Coburn Library, Colorado College, College Springs.

2Letter not found.

3Margaret (Margarita) Van Rensselaer, H’s sister-in-law.

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