To Elizabeth Hamilton
[New York, June 8, 1798]
This is the third time1 I have written to my love since her departure. I continue to enjoy good health and my spirits are as good as they can be in her absence. But I find as I grow older her presence becomes more necessary to me. In proportion as I discover the worthlessness of other pursuits, the value of my Eliza and of domestic happiness rises in my estimation.
Angelica2 & her family are all well except that Mr. Church’s3 gout is not intirely gone. Peggy4 has been as well as usual. Yesterday however she complained of a little gout in her hand. Cornelia5 is well.
Tell your father that our affairs continue to mend & that there is every prospect that we shall not put on the French Yoke. Adieu My very dear wife.
Yrs. most affecty
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Angelica Schuyler Church.
3. John Barker Church.
4. Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer.
5. Cornelia Schuyler Morton.