To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 6 January 1800
N. York Jany. 6th. 1800
I have just recd. the enclosed letter to which I have returned the following answer—
The whole Your letter of the 20th. of Decr. I have recd.
The whole of the transactions therein mentioned having happened within the Sphere of Genl. Pinckney’s command, it is his province to attend to your request—All I can
therefore do therefore in this case is to write to Genl. P. & inclose yr. letter to Genl. P. which shall be accordingly done.”
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).