Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Hamilton, 8 June 1800

To Elizabeth Hamilton

New Haven [Connecticut] June 8, 1800
Sunday Morning

I am just arrived my Dear Eliza at this place in good health and after breakfasting shall proceed on my journey.1

If I could be assured that your spirits were better and the health of yourself and Children good, I should enjoy much satisfaction from the agreeableness of the ride. The Country is truly charming. I remark as I go along every thing that can be adopted for the embellishment of our little retreat2—where I hope for a pure and unalloyed happiness with my excellent wife and sweet Children.

Adieu My Betsy   Every blessing attend you


ALS, Stanford University Libraries.

1For H’s New England trip, see the introductory note to H to Benjamin Stoddert, June 6, 1800.

2As this sentence indicates, H and his wife were planning to buy a house in the country. For H’s purchase of what became the Grange, see the to Philip Schuyler to H, July 17, 1800.

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