This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...one of their delegates. I am going to throw away a few more months in public life, and then retire a simple citizen and good ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...one of their delegates. I am going to throw away a few more months in public life, and then retire a simple citizen and good paterfamilias. I set out for Philadelphia in a few days. You see the disposition I am in. You are condemned to run the race of ambition all your life. I am already tired of the career, and dare to leave it. But you would not give a pin for my letter unless politics and war made a part of it. ###### Is there anything you wish on this side of the water? You know the warmth and sincerity of my attachment. Command me. I have not been so happy as to see M. De Segur. The title of your friend would have been a title to everything in my power to manifest. Yours pour la vie, A. Hamilton. P.S. I wrote a long letter to the Viscount de Noailles, whom I also love. Has he received it? Is the worthy Gouvion well? Has he succeeded? How is it with our friend Gimat? How is it with General du Portail? Poor Laurens! He has fallen a sacrifice to his ardour in a trifling skirmish in South Carolina. You know how truly I loved him, and will judge how much I regret him. I will write you again soon after my arrival at Philadelphia. To JAMES HAMILTON, JR. New-York, June 23, 1783. My dear Brother, --I have received your letter of the 31st of May last, which, and one other, are the only letters I have received from you in many years. I am a little surprised you did not receive one which I wrote to you about six months ago. The situation you describe yourself to be in gives me much pain, and nothing will make me happier than, as far as may be in my power, to contribute to your relief. I will cheerfully pay your draft upon me for fifty pounds sterling, whenever it shall appear. I wish it was in my power to desire you to enlarge the sum; but though...Read Less
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