Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Peyton Short, [1 December 1789]

To Peyton Short1

[Treasury Department, December 1, 1789. In his “Memd. Book begun the 6th March 1792,” Short stated: “Wrote a Letter2 in Ansr. to one recd. from the Secy of the Treasy. of the U. S. acquainting him with my resignation & desiring him to acquaint the President therewith, provided he has not recd. my letter to him, to the same effect. The above Letter from the Secy. of the Treasy. dated ‘Treasury Departmt. Decr. 1st. 1789.’”3 Letter not found.]

1Short, the brother of William Short, was collector of customs for Louisville, Virginia. After resigning as collector, Short served in the state Senate from 1792 to 1796.

2Letter not found.

3ADS, Short Family Papers, MS Box No. 1, Library of Congress.

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