To Jeremiah Olney1
New York Aug 12. 1800
As my eldest son Philip, who lately graduated,2 will pass through Providence on his way to Boston, I give him this line barely to introduce him to you; since the time I have prescribed for his return will not permit the stay of more than a day at Providence.
Yrs. with true regard
ALS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
1. Olney was collector of customs at Providence.
2. Philip Hamilton was graduated from Columbia College on July 21, 1800 (“Minutes of the Trustees of Columbia College,” Vol. II, Part I, 4 May 1784 to 22 February 1809 [typescript, Office of the Secretary of the University, Columbia University]).