To Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
Sir,Mount Vernon 25th Septr 1793.
Your Letter of the 20th instant came duly to hand. I am much obliged to Colo. Hamilton for sending me a copy of the Memorandum, describing the mode of treating the prevailing fever in his case—& to you for transmitting it.1 It gave me sincere pleasure to hear that he & mistress Hamilton have got so happily over the disorder—and I hope—Mrs Wolcott2 & yourself will escape it. The enclosed for Colo. Hamilton, you will be so good as to forward.3
An old acquaintance of mine—a respectable character & a staunch friend to the Government of the U. States, has requested of me what you will find in his Letter enclosed.4 I am anxious to comply with it—but do not, under existing circumstances, well know how to draw the money with regularity from the Treasury, on my own account; and therefore take this method of expressing my wish, and leaving it to your judgment to carry it into execution.5 my compliments to Mrs Wolcott—with esteem & regard, I am Sir, Your very humble Servant
LS, CtHi: Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Papers; ADfS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. The copy has not been identified.
2. Elizabeth Stoughton Wolcott (c.1766–1805) had married Wolcott in 1785.