From Thomas Jefferson
Philadelphia Apr. 19. 1792.
In consequence of letters received from mr William Short on the subject of his property invested in the public funds, I am to desire that no transfer may be permitted of any stock standing in his own name, or in the name of any other for his use.1
I have the honor to be with perfect esteem & respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble sert.
The Secretary of the treasury.
ALS, letterpress copy, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston; copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
1. On April 24, 1792, after describing the financial panic, Jefferson wrote to Short: “… I have been unable to refrain from interposing for you on the present occasion.… Under the impulse therefore of the general panic, I ventured to enter a caveat in the treasury office against permitting the transfer of any stock standing in your name or in any other for your use. This was on the 19th of April …” (Ford, Writings of Jefferson description begins Paul Leicester Ford, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (New York, 1892–1899). description ends , 511).