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.
G Thatcher Esq
ALS, courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library.
1. Letter not found.
2. Francis Cook was collector of customs at Wiscasset, District of Maine.
3. Jackson, a resident of Newburyport, had served as United States marshal for the District of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1791.