From John Daves1
Collectors Office Port
of New Bern [North Carolina, December, 1791]
I herewith enclose the description and dimensions of the Revenue Cutter built at Washington taken by the examining Officer at Washington and sent me by Capt. Cooke.2 I expect the Cutter round here shortly and would be thankful to be informed whether the articles for the Revenue Cutter mentioned in my letter of the 12th. November last, have yet been ordered for this Port or Washington.
I have the honour to be with much respect &c.
The Honble. Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at New Bern, National Archives.
1. Daves was collector of the customs at New Bern.
2. William Cooke was the master of the Diligence, the revenue cutter from the District of North Carolina.