Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Short, 23 June 1792

To William Short

Treasury Department
June 23rd. 1792.


After closing my letter to you of the 14th. instant, the Comptroller, to whom I had submitted for examination the statement of the French Treasury transmitted by you,1 made some communications to me on that subject, of which copies are here enclosed for your information.2

My own observations upon it must necessairly be reserved for another opportunity, as Mr. Pinkney who will take charge of my letters is to embark for London to day.3

With consideration and esteem   I am Sir   Your Obedt. Servant

Alexander Hamilton

Wm. Short Esqr.
Minister Resident of the United
States at the Hague.

LS, William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS, marked “2nd,” William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS, marked "3rd," Widener Library, Harvard University.

3The Senate had approved the appointment of Thomas Pinckney of South Carolina as United States Minister Plenipotentiary at London on January 12, 1792 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828). description ends , 96).

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