To Colonel Hugh Hughes1
[Albany,2 November, 1781. “Mrs. Hamilton begs me to assure you how much she is indebted to you for your obliging offer. She requests the favour of you to let the waggon, on its way to Albany, call on a certain duchman a tavern Keeper at Rynbeck for some apples and cyder purchased by him for General Schuyler.… If you do not leave this side of the river tomorrow, we shall be happy to see you at dinner.”3 Letter not found.]
1. ALS, sold by American Art Association, November 22, 1915, Lot 466.
2. After the Battle of Yorktown, in which H had participated (H to Marquis de Lafayette, October 15, 1781 [PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , II, 679–81]; H to Vicomte de Noailles, November-December, 1781 [printed in this volume]), he traveled to Albany, where Elizabeth Hamilton was staying with her father, Philip Schuyler. See H to Elizabeth Hamilton, October 18, 1781 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , II, 683).
3. Text taken from the dealer’s catalogue.