Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John C. Wynkoop, 16 August 1790

From John C. Wynkoop1

Kinderhook [New York] August 16, 1790. “The goodness of your heart will naturally execuse the workings of filial affection and induce you to pardon me for writing you once more in behalf of my Father Mr. Cornelius Wynkoop2 of Kingston in the County of Ulster. I find that Mr. John Cochran has been lately appointed Loan officer for this State. If therefore you can recommand my Father as a Clerk to that Gentleman, I shall ever esteem it a peculiar favor.…”

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Wynkoop was an attorney. His wife’s family lived in Kinderhook.

2Before the American Revolution Cornelius C. Wynkoop had been a New York City shopkeeper. During the war he served as an assistant commissary of issues. Letter not found.

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