To James Cochran, 4 January 1800
N. York. Jany. 4th. 1800
You will oblige me by delivering the enclosed letter to your Brother if at your house, should he be absent I will thank you to send it immediately to him by some safe conveyance as it is of importance—
Yrs. huml. S—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).