Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Orchard Cook, 29 November 1798

From Orchard Cook

[Wiscasset, District of Maine] November 29, 1798. “It is now nearly 5 Months since I left your City and since which I have written you many Letters1—but I receive no answer not a single Line since I left you. I Beseech of you Sir to Write me and let me know what I am to depend on when I am to have a trial send the Commission to take the Depositions immediately or the Deponents will be gone to Sea.…”2

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letters not found.

2In H’s Law Register, 1795–1804, is the following entry: “Orchard Cook agt William Thomas: Capias in trover in McKinnon’s name issued 30th June 1798 Settled” (D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City).

Under the date of October, 1799, is the following entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804: “Costs & Fees Dr. to Daniel McKinnen received of Orchard Cook 20” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

McKinnen was a New York lawyer.

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