To Sharp Delany
Septemr. 8th 1791
I am informed there is reason to believe, that a vessel belonging to Elizabeth Town in New Jersey has been employed by a merchant in Philadelphia to run a cargo of rum, by carrying the hogsheads in the hold and a quantity of shingles on the Deck.
The intelligence comes to me in such a way as to render it proper that you know it for the purpose of giving the necessary intimation to the officers of your District.
I am, Sir, Your obedt. Servt.
Sharp Delany Esquire
LS, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia; two copies, RG 56, Letters to the Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.