From John Jay1
Albany Novr 12. 1798
I wrote by the last post an answer to yours respecting Mr. Hoffman. Inclosed is my answer to the one I recd. from him. Be so good as to seal and send it to him. I shall write to you in a few Days on other Subjects. Being still troubled with the piles, I am constrained to postpone my Journey to N York—if they should continue obstinate much longer, I shall not be with you this Season.
Majr. General Hamilton
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. For background to this letter, see Stephen Van Rensselaer to H, November 6, 1797, note 2. See also H to Jay, November 8, 1798; Jay to H, November 10, 1798.