From William Jackson1
Philadelphia August 11. 1797
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
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Letter not found.
4. Edward Jones.
6. Letter not found.
7. John Steele.
9. John 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.