From John Hopkins
Richmond Novr. 23d. 1793
I am favored with your Letter of the 13th. desiring a transfer of all the Stock standing on the Books of my Office, to the credit of William Short esquire, might be made to the Treasury of the United States. In Compliance with that request therefore, you will find the Certificates of Transfer in this enclosure. Mr. Brown requested me to ask the favor of your transmitting to him an acknowledgment of your receipt of them, of which I also shall be glad to be informed. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Sir Your most Ob Servant
RC (DLC: Short Papers); at foot of text: “The Honble Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Dec. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found, but see TJ to James Brown, 8 Dec. 1793.
On 8 Dec. 1793 TJ wrote Hopkins a brief acknowledgment of receipt of a list of stocks identical to that included in his letter of the same date to James Brown (PrC in DLC, at foot of text: “Mr. John Hopkins”; Tr in ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers, 19th-century copy).