To William North
Phia. Dr. 22 99
I would repeat the wish expressd in a former letter3 that the celebration take place in N York as well as in this city on Thursday.
It was my intention to have set out to day, but circumstances render it proper for me to continue till Friday.4
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
4. This is a reference to H’s intention to participate in the official national ceremonies in Philadelphia on Thursday, December 26, 1799. For an account of these ceremonies, see the [Philadelphia] Aurora. General Advertiser, December 27, 1799.