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Thanks for Observations and Pecans

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Date July 1800
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James Wilkinson (primary)
Summary Hamilton replies to Wilkinson's of June 29th and says that, while he will miss Wilkinson's company, he agrees that it makes sense for him to go straight to Pittsburgh. Hamilton thanks Wilkinson for his observations on the Havannah. Mrs. Hamilton sends thanks for a box of pecans.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James Wilkinson; Mrs. Hamilton; Mrs. Wilkinson; Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton; Ann Biddle Wilkinson; Mrs. Church; General North; ;
Related Places New York; Pittsburgh; ;
Keywords military functions; company; observations; Havannah; commission; box of pecans; esteem and friendship; ;
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Brigadier General Wilkinson
[at the left margin undecipherable]
[undecipherable] July 1810
My Dr. Sir
I have this morning the [pleasure] of your public and private letter of [undecipherable] of June. I write this acknowlegement [of] the two in this [undecipherable] letter because I [undecipherable my military functions to have [undecipherable] my situation has been left somewhat [undecipherable] cal. Though I shall regret the loss [of] an opportunity of conversing with you of manifesting in conjunction with Mr. H-- to Mrs. Wilkinson the pleasure & we should have in her company-- [undecipherable] I think you an [undecipherable] in proceeding directly to Pittsburgh. This upon [the] whole will have be the most desirable in a public view as well as most [undecipherable] to your family and yourself----
I am obliged by your observations on the Havannah
Your commission to [undecipherable] Church I shall execute with pleasure Mr. Hamilton sends you complements [and] thanks for the box of pacans. That [undecipherable] General North shall be forwarded [undecipherable] you will learn that we are a [undecipherable] & disbanded lott.
Mr. H, my [undecipherable] to the politeness of Mrs. Wilkinson, [undecipherable] well acquainted with her from my represent[undecipherable] out to receive with pleasure the express[undecipherable] [undecipherable] kindness and to reciprocate every [undecipherable]
[undecipherable]. The [undecipherable] & friendship with which I was many years ago impressed cannot be obliterated. Whenever you may [undecipherable] of [undecipherable] be these an sentiments which you will [undecipherable] use to command from me.
Very truly Yrs
A. H[undecipherable]
General Wilkinson