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Rev. Myles Cooper (1737-1785)
S. B. Hutchings; after John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
Oil on canvas, 1820
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Nicholas William Stuyvesant

President of King's College (now Columbia) when Hamilton attended, Cooper strongly supported British rule. Hamilton, already a patriot activist, nevertheless prevented an angry mob from tarring and feathering Cooper one night in May 1775.

Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King