Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 5 February 1800

To Elizabeth Hamilton1

Albany Feby 5. 1800.
Tuesday Evening

Tomorrow, My Dear Eliza, your Fathers slay leaves this place for New York. I drop you a line to tell you that I am well and that today the hear⟨ing⟩ of LeGuen’s cause2 began. I fear prepossessions are strongly against ⟨us⟩. But we must try to overco⟨me⟩ them. At any rate we shall soon get to the end of our journey; and if I should lose my cause I must console myself with finding my friends. With the utmost eagerness will I fly to them.

Don’t be alarmed that Kitty3 is sent for. Your father is much better and I am persuaded in no manner of danger.4 But he shews an evident anxiety to have your Sister Kitty with him. She is the pet. And a very pretty pet she is. Adieu My Eliza.


ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see H to James McHenry, January 15, 1800; H to Elizabeth Hamilton, January 26, 30, 1800.

3Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler.

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