To Benjamin Lincoln
Septr 29th. 1792
I have concluded upon consideration of the circumstances represented in your letter of the 20th. instant to authorize the sale of the Revenue Cutter as you propose.
In the building of a new one, I must recommend care to be taken, that the vessel be of a proper size; and that her cost be within the limits mentioned in your letter.1
I am with great consideration Sir Your obedt Servant
Benjn Lincoln Esqr
LS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1790–1817, Vol. 10, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.
1. The words “mentioned in your letter” are in H’s handwriting.