From William Jackson1
Philadelphia July 31. 1797
Your letter to Mr. Monroe,2 which I received under cover on Saturday last, was delivered to him on that day—he said he should not leave Philadelphia until thursday, and gave me to understand that he would write to you.
It appears to me that your publication must go on, as Mr. M did not seem willing to grant the certificate, and I confess I should be unwilling to recommend any compromise short of that.
I am sincerely Your faithful & affectionate servant
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., to H, July 3, 1797; Jackson to H, July 24, 25, 1797.