. Although JA
did not indicate to whom this letter was addressed, he is obviously answering specific
questions in Cooper's letter of 27 May
did not follow his usual practice, however, of indicating whether the letter was
sent. The frankness of his analysis of the defeat in Canada may have caused him to
think twice about sending it. Compare his candor here with his reticence in the letter to William Cushing
that follows. Cooper's subsequent letters to JA
do not specifically acknowledge receipt of this letter of 9 June.