Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Willcocks, 25 August 1793

From William Willcocks1

New York
Augt. 25th. 1793

Dear Sir

Your enemies are at work upon Mr. Francis,2 who has been a clerk in the Treasury department. They give out that he is to make affidavits, criminating you in the highest degree, as to some money matters &ca.

Whether it will answer any valuable purpose, I can’t say—but I concluded to give you this intimation and am

With the greatest Esteem And Respect   Your Fellow Citizen

Wm. Willcocks

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Willcocks, who had served as aide-de-camp to William Alexander, “Lord Stirling,” during the American Revolution, was a New York City lawyer. In 1794 he became a Federalist member of the New York Assembly.

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