Aaron Burr to William P. Van Ness
[New York, July 9, 1804]
I should with regret pass over another Day. It is left however to your discretion. If the Fort1 is agreed on, it will [be] impossible to make an early business without fatigue. What you shall do will be satisfactory to me—except an early Morning hour. I have no predilection for time. From 7 to 12 is the least pleasant—but anything so we but get on.
If you go out, leave a line for me with your servant saying when I shall see, or hear from, you.
AL, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York.
1. Fort Paulus Hook at present-day Jersey City, New Jersey.
2. Nathaniel Pendleton.
3. Dr. David Hosack, the Hamilton family’s physician.