From Joseph Whipple
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 18, 1790. Encloses “a Statement of the emoluments that have accrued to the officers respectively to the 1st. of January.”1 Discusses “the effect that the late war had on the Mercantile interest to this State—that of turning the channel of business both of exports & imports thro’ the State of Massts.”
LC, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent 1789–1790, Vol. 1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.
1. In sending this statement, Whipple was complying with the request made by H in “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” January 20, 1790.