From Benjamin Lincoln1
Boston Feby 1st. 1794
By this mornings post your letter of the 21st. Ulto.2 was received As also a letter covering one directed to our Minister at the Court of Great Britain.3 We have a vessel now loading & will sail in a few days for Amsterdam so that your letter directed to Messrs. Willink & Van Staphorst4 will go directly to its address in Holland agreeably to your wishes.
Secy of the Treasury
LC, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston; LC, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letter Book, 1790–1797, National Archives; two copies, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Boston, National Archives.
1. Lincoln was collector of customs at Boston.
2. Letter not found, but see H to Otho H. Williams, January 21, 1794. The letter to Lincoln presumably was similar to that sent to Williams, collector of customs at Baltimore, and the enclosures to Thomas Pinckney, the United States Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, and to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard, the United States bankers at Amsterdam, were probably duplicates of those enclosed in H’s letter to Williams.
3. Letter not found.
4. Letter not found.