Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Pinckney, 5 February 1793

To Thomas Pinckney1

[Philadelphia] Febr. 5. 1793

My Dr. Sir

Inclosed is a packet for Mr. Short2 which I beg you to forward. I leave it open for your perusal to save me the time it would require to repeat the subject to you. Inclosed is another Copy of the Letter for you.3 I have the consolation of believing that the attempt will in the end do good to the Government & to myself.4

Yrs. respectfully & with true esteem

A. Hamilton

Mr. Pinckney

ALS, Pinckney Family Papers, Library of Congress.

1Pinckney was United States Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain.

2H to William Short, February 5, 1793. Short at this time was in Madrid where he was serving as co-commissioner with William Carmichael to settle the differences between the United States and Spain.

4For the “attempt,” see the introductory note to the report cited in note 3.

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