Eliza Hamilton Letter

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Eliza Hamilton Letter

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 29, 2021

Eliza Hamilton, widow of Alexander Hamilton, wrote this letter in 1837 to Maria Montgomery in New York City, describing an excursion to the Falls of Saint Anthony, featuring her impressions of the area's Native people and landscape. 
A typed transcript made by Minnesota Historical Society staff can be seen here.