William P. Van Ness’s Narrative of the Events
of June 23, 1804
When I returned with this letter1 to the City which was about 2 o clock in the afternoon of the same day, I sent a Note to Genl Hamilton’s Office and also to his house2 desiring to know when it would be convenient for him to receive a communication. The Servant as he informed me received for answer at both places that Genl Hamilton had left the City and was gone to his Country residence. I then wrote a Note to Genl Hamilton of which No 53 is a Copy & sent it out to him in the Country.
“Van Ness’s Narrative,” AD, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York; ADf, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York.
2. Notes not found. H’s office was at 12 Garden Street and his house in New York City was at 54 Cedar Street.