6. Letter by William P. Van Ness to Alexander Hamilton




In the afternoon of yesterday, I reported to Mr. Burr the result of our last interview and appointed the evening to receive his further instructions, some private engagements however preventing me from calling on him till this morning.


On my return to the city I found upon inquiry both at your office and house that you had returned to the country.


Lest an interview there might be less agreeable to you than elsewhere, I have taken the liberty of addressing you this note to enquire when and where it will be most convenient to you to recieve a communication.


Your obt. Sert.


W. P. Van Ness