From Sharp Delany
[Philadelphia] Oct 26th 1790
There are Doubts respecting the payment of Tonnage on new Vessells. The only reason perhaps such payment should follow the granting of a Register is, that on granting a Licence & Enrollement the Tonnage follows. I have now depending four or five cases, and request your opinion for my guide in future & am &c.
LC, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.