Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Joseph Whipple, 12 July 1791

To Joseph Whipple

Treasury Department
July 12. 1791


The Act of the legislature of New Hampshire, inclosed in your letter of the 28th June, is received. The name of Mr Samuel Hubert1 will be placed before the President when he is filling the Station of the 3d Mate of the Cutter.

You will be pleased to inform in what particulars the hoisting of the flag at the fort2 is convenient or useful to the trade and navigation, and the annual expence which will attend the continuance of it. Your account, as Superintendant of the light house, must be kept distinctly and rendered separately from that in your capacity, as Collector of the Customs, as also must be that as paymaster of the invalids. They are to be transmitted with the vouchers to this departm⟨ent⟩.

Joseph Whipple Esqr.

L[S], RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1Samuel Hobart.

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