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Church, Angelica (fl. 1804) to Philip Schuyler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07882 Author/Creator: Church, Angelica (fl. 1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1804 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; docket ; 25 x 19.2 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07882 Author/Creator: Church, Angelica (fl. 1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1804 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; docket ; 25 x 19.2 cm

Summary of Content: Writes from Greenwich Village, New York about the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. "I have the painful task to inform you that General Hamilton was this morning wouned [sic] by that Wretch Burr but we have every reason to hope that he will recover."

Background Information:

Full Transcript: at Mr. Bayards Grenwich
Wednesday Morn
My dear Brother

I have the painful task to inform you that General Hamilton was this morning wouned by that wretch Burr but we ...have every reason to hope that he will recover. May I advice that you repair immediately to my father, as perhaps he may wish to come down - My dear Sister bears with saintlike fortitude this affliction;
The Town is in consternation, and there exists only the expression of Grief & Indignation.
Adieu my dear Brother remember me to Sally, ever yours

A Church
[address leaf]
12 E
Philip J. Schuyler Esq
near Rhynbeck
Dutchess County
Post Master to send by Express immediately
[docket]
Angelica Church
July 11. 1804
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryDuelDeathInjury or WoundAmerican Statesmen

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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