To Thomas Willing and Willink, Van Staphorst & Hubbard
Philadelphia Jan. 3 1794.
I have the honor to inform you that I have resigned the office of Secretary of state and that Mr. Randolph late attorney genl. of the US. is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate as Secretary of state. You will therefore be pleased to consider all authority heretofore held by me over any funds in the bank belonging to the department of state, as now transferred to him. I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt. servt
RC (Lee Gwynne Martin, New York City, 1963); with date added. PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the bank of the US.”; dated in ink: “Jan. 1794.” PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Messrs. Willm. & Jan Willinck Nichs. & Jacob Van Staphorsts & Hubbard Bankers Amsterdam”; dated in ink: “Jan. 1794.” Both letters recorded in SJL under January 1794 above 3 Jan. entry for the preceding letter.