Angelica Church to Elizabeth Hamilton, 1794
London February 4th 94
I recommend to your most particular care and attention my dear and kind Eliza, my friends Messieurs de Talleyrand and de Beaumais; Make our Country agreeable to them as far as it is in your power (and your influence is very extensive) console them by your Hospitality, and the Image of your Domestic happiness and virtues, for all that they have suffered in the cause of moderate Liberty; and you will be gratifyed my dear Eliza by rendering them services when by so doing you are also promoting the requests of your own Angelica. I have for these persons the most sincere friendship.
To your care dear Eliza I commit these interesting strangers, they are a Loan I make you, till I return to America, not to reclaim my friends entirely but to share their society with you and dear Alexander the amiable.
Speak of these gentlemen as members of the constituent assembly, as Friends of La Fayette, and of good government, and who left their country when Anarchy and Cruelty prevailed.
If I have any influence with Americans who have been in England let them shew the sence they entertain of it, by receiving well my friends, whoever cultivates their intimacy will thank me for giving them such valuble aquaintances.
Your Brother unites in love, he pretends that my letters are sufficient as he also heartily Joins in this recommendation.
If our respected and tenderly beloved Father is with you, introduce my friends in your most affectionate manner; also to Mrs. Craig, who I fear will charm them to a forgetfulness of European Ladies.
Mr. Beaumais who speaks English well, is the bearer of much conversation from my girls to their Cousins, and to Fanny. Embrace my Brother. Adieu my beloved Sister.
ever yours with all my heart
Angelica Schuyler Church
Mr. de Talleyrand is a great favorite of your dear Catharine, and of her Mama
source: Columbia University Hamilton Papers Publication Project