So I’m going to try and get the Peggy letter up asap, but a couple of things about it while I work on it and go through all the other stuff from today:
It’s the first letter I’ve ever seen from her!
It’s to her mother, which means Catharine Schuyler could read and read English (I’ve heard too much speculation that she couldn’t! And I’m sick of people blaming anything but that we don’t care about women as the reason we don’t have women’s letters).
It’s from 1782, so she and Angelica were hanging in Maryland and Virginia while the Hamiltons were being annoying and in love with themselves and their perfect baby in Albany.
She’s worried about her Papa!
She also mentions Eliza and Eliza writing to her!
She has the best handwriting out of everyone in her family. Bye!