From David Henley1
Boston, September 22, 1779
Yesterday I delivered your letter to Doctor ******,2 and hope you will receive such satisfaction as is due to you, either in wounding him in his honour, or by treating the man with contempt that has endeavoured to injure your reputation. You have, enclosed, a little anecdote of the Doctor’s conduct, in an affair that happened not long since, handed me by a gentleman. The bearer of this is Mr. Hitchborn,3 a gentleman of character and notice in the town. Any civilities shown him, will much oblige, Sir, Your humble serv’t.,
Hawks, The Official and Other Papers of Alexander Hamilton description begins Francis L. Hawks, The Official and Other Papers of the Late Major-General Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1842). description ends , 358–59.
1. For background to this letter, see H’s correspondence with John Brooks, Francis Dana, William Gordon, and David Henley.
3. This probably was Thomas Hitchborn or Hitchbourn, a prominent Bostonian.