From William Ellery
Colles Office [Newport, Rhode Island] March 18 1793
I should very much regrett that no report was made on my Petition3 during the last Session of Congress, was I not sensible that besides other important business your attention was called to one engaged in a matter in which your reputation and the public interest were concerned.4 The honorable manner in which you acquitted yourself, and was acquitted has given great satisfaction to all your friends in this quarter and to no one more than to your most obedt. servt.
Wm Ellery Collector
A Hamilton Esqr Sec Treasy.
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
1. “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” February 22–March 5, 1793. The copy of the circular which was sent to Ellery is dated March 5.