To Alexander Hamilton
Philadelphia Apr. 9. 1793.
Having received full authority from Mr. William Short to superintend and controul the disposal of his property in the public funds, I take the liberty of desiring that no property of his of that kind, whether standing in his own name or in that of Mr. James Brown or any other person in trust for him may be permitted to be transferred or to [be]1 paid to any person whatever. I have the honor to be Sir your most obedt. humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy.
1. Word inadvertently omitted by TJ.