Angelica Church to Elizabeth Hamilton, undated

Dear Eliza

I send you [molds] for Rammekins.  My Brother only prefers these cakes because they have a military sound.  Rammekins being the name of a Citadel in Flanders, a term in fortification as the appellation given to the great Duke of Marlborough ____. it must be from some favorable ideas a la Militaire that they are preferred to ___, finger cakes, dumplings, and kisses.

For me I detest such trash and would rather eat your Mutton.

Adieu dear Sister

Source: Columbia University, Hamilton Papers Publication Project