From Philip Schuyler1
Albany Thursday June 6th 1799
My Dear Sir
We all arrived in good health at two O’Clock yesterday afternoon, the passage would have been perfectly agreable had It not been alloyed by the reflection that we had parted from friends so dear to us.
I hope My beloved Eliza is in better health than when we left her, perswaded that a change of air would benefit her we entreat her to come up as Speedily as possible, and to bring at least the two Youngest children with her, Johnny2 will be Attended to by his Aunt3 and myself, and from his own avidity to acquire information he will not suffer from his absence from School.
I shall transmit you the Cypher by Capt: Bogert.4
Accept our Love and Let My Dear Eliza and the Children participate in. Adieu My Dear Sir
Yours ever most affectionately
Hon: In: G. Hamilton
My son Philip5 has procured a teacher for his children and they are now with him at Rhynbeck, so that the house will be perfectly quiet, and all our attention can be bestowed on my Eliza and the Children.
ALS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey.
1. Schuyler was H’s father-in-law.
2. John Church Hamilton, H’s fourth child, had been born in 1792.
3. Margarita Schuyler Van Rensselaer.
4. John Bogert was a New York City alderman and a member of the Military Committee of New York City.
5. Philip Jeremiah Schuyler.