To Jedediah Huntington
Treasury Department August 25th 1791
I have considered the case you State in your letter of the 22nd July1 respecting the repairs of a french vessel.
I am of opinion that she will not be entitled to an American register if rebuilt in any manner whereby the identity of the Vessel is preserved. But if she be wholly taken to pieces, I perceive there can be no impropriety in making use of her Timber in the building of a new Vessel.
I am Sir Your obedt Servant
Jedh Huntington Esqr
Collr New London
LS, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Letter not found.