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.
2. Letter not found.
3. Margaret (Margarita) Van Rensselaer, H’s sister-in-law.