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Alexander Hamilton
AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO ELIZABETH SCHUYLER, ANTICIPATING "THE HAPPY PERIOD OF OUR RESTORATION TO EACH OTHER"
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Alexander Hamilton
AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO ELIZABETH SCHUYLER, ANTICIPATING "THE HAPPY PERIOD OF OUR RESTORATION TO EACH OTHER"
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts

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Alexander Hamilton
AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO ELIZABETH SCHUYLER, ANTICIPATING "THE HAPPY PERIOD OF OUR RESTORATION TO EACH OTHER"
One page (8 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.; 209 x 207 mm) on a bifolium, “Robinson’s Farm” [Highlands (present-day Garrison), New York, opposite West Point], 31 July 1780; Hamilton’s signature neatly clipped out with resultant loss, as well as a large loss to the integral leaf, restored, lightly stained. Tipped to a larger sheet.
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Literature

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, ed. Syrett, 2:370–371

Catalogue Note

His letter of 20 July (see previous lot) having prompted a flurry of correspondence from Eliza, Hamilton sends a brief note of love and gratitude: "Here we are my Betsey on our way to New York. I hope we shall take it and hasten the happy period of our restoration to each other. Have no fears for me; for I can and will take care of myself.

"Since my last I have received three letters from you, the sweetest ever dictated by a fond heart. Banish your uneasiness my love; I discard for ever, every idea injurious to your tenderness which every thing convinces me is without an equal but in mine. I have no time to indulge my heart by dwelling on those assurances which it delights to be ever giving you of its admiration, of its esteem of its love. My life shall be a continued proof of [my] unbounded affection. …" 

A postscript adds Hamilton's perhaps muted thanks for the Eliza's gift of some formal neckwear: "I have received the stocks and thank my dearest for her kind attention."

Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts

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New York