From George Hay
Richmond. Mar 3. 1802
Your letter of the 24th of February, reached me this evening, and in conformity with your request, I now transmit to you, the papers relating to the question, between Mr Short and Mr. Randolph.
You will permit me to add, that I am much gratified by your ready admission of the apology, which my situation made it necessary for me to offer, and that I am, with real respect Yr. mo. ob. Sert.
RC (DLC: William Short Papers); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Mch. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: see TJ to Hay, 14 Feb.