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To Alexander Hamilton from Edmund Randolph, 7 February 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia, February 7, 1794. Encloses “the Bond of Henry Cooper, as Consul at St. Croix.”1 Approves Cooper’s securities and “transmits the Bond, bearing date the 8th day of November, 1793, to be deposited in the Treasury Office.”

LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives.

1John Wilcocks, who was related to Cooper, had recommended him for the consular post at St. Croix in 1792. Wilcocks stated that Cooper was the most prominent American merchant living at St. Croix, that he was on friendly terms with the Danish government of the islands, and that he was supported for this appointment by four Pennsylvanians prominent in the Federal Government: Senator Robert Morris, Representative Thomas FitzSimons, Samuel Meredith, treasurer, and George Clymer, supervisor of the revenue for the District of Pennsylvania (Wilcocks to Thomas Jefferson, September 17, 1792 [copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress]).

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