Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Jackson, 11 August 1797

From William Jackson1

Philadelphia August 11. 1797

Dear Sir,

I have received your letter, without date,2 enclosing the copies of Mr. Monroes two last letters3 to you, which I have delivered to Mr. Jones4—to whom I have shewn your letter.

He is surprised that you should not have received a packet containing some interesting documents, among others Folwell’s testimony,5 which he forwarded to you6 under the Comptroller’s7 frank. I am no less surprised that you should not have acknowledged the receipt of my two last letters,8 one of which, expressing my advice to you on Mr. Monroes last letter, I had shewn to his friend Mr. Dawson9—a copy of this letter, which is a short one, I must request you to transmit to me, as I mean to annex it to the certificate which I shall give to Mr. Jones.

I applaud your decision on Monroe’s last letter, and congratulate you on the recent evidence received through Folwell, a duplicate of which Mr. Jones will forward tomorrow.

I am always   Your faithful affectionate friend

W Jackson

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see the introductory note to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., to H, July 3, 1797. See also Jackson to H, July 24, 25, 31, August 5, 7 (two letters), 1797.

2Letter not found.

3Monroe to H, July 31, August 6, 1797.

4Edward Jones.

6Letter not found.

7John Steele.

8Both letters were written on August 7, 1797.

9John Dawson. See Jackson to H, August 5, 1797, note 5, and two letters of August 7, 1797. The letter shown to Dawson was the first letter which Jackson wrote to H on August 7, 1797.

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