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J[ames] A[lexander] H[amilton] to [MVB], 29 October 1833

My dear Sir

I avail myself of my first convallesence to inform you that I am recovering and to complete my care that I intend to make a short excursion. I have been most seriously sick The <disease> I am told was spasmadic that is to say I had spasms in the region of the heart which <draws> the blood to my head <illegible> attended with continued delirium for four days & nights & extreme nervous excitement During this period I <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> as I am told. However with the aid of <illegible> much leeching purging warm bath &c &c I am now doing well and I have no doubt with care that I shall be entirely restored

This my friend is <illegible> of the <illegible> ^<illegible>^ which we all receive from time to time upon which as reasonable men we ought to dwell not with apprehension <illegible> of that I felt none whatever <illegible> but with as <illegible>

Present me in the Kindest manner to the President

Your friend


Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 7 (4 March 1833-3 March 1837)