To Benjamin Lincoln
Treasury Department April 30th 1790
I have in a late report to the house of Representatives1 in substance proposed, what you mention in your Letter of the 15th Inst. respecting coasters.
There is also a proposition before the house, contemplating a provision for boats to secure the revenue against fraudulent practices; it will therefore be best for the present to wait the result.
I am Sir Your Obedt Servt
Benj Lincoln Esqr
Collector for the port of Boston
L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1809, Vol. 1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collectors at Small Ports, Set “G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.