Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Thacher, 18 May 1793

To George Thacher

May 18. 1793

My Dear Sir

Your letter of the 28th. of April has been received.1

The complaint against Mr. Cook2 has lately come forward under a more precise form—so as to have rendered a precise inquiry necessary for his character and for my justification. The making of it has been committed to Mr. Jonathan Jackson3—as a man of sense probity & delicacy & whose impartiality will be drawn into question by no local circumstance.

Should it unfortunately issue against Mr. Cook, I will not fail to pay proper attention to your suggestion.

With sincere regard   Yr Obed ser.

A Hamilton

G Thatcher Esq

ALS, courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library.

1Letter not found.

2Francis Cook was collector of customs at Wiscasset, District of Maine.

3Jackson, a resident of Newburyport, had served as United States marshal for the District of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1791.

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