Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 5 May 1794

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence 5th May 1794.


Your Three Letters of the 23 and 24 of April, I received by the last Post.

Attention shall be paid to your instructions, relative to Sweedish Vessels.1 I have laid the case of the Two Vessels,2 which departed contrary to the embargo Act, before the District Attorney,3 who has promised to give me his Opinion in writing, which shall be transmitted to you. Your request in the Letter of the 24th., was anticipated on that Day, the Pleadings in Mr Arnold’s Cause being then enclosed to you: the Court did not give the Reasons on which the decision was founded.4

I have the Honor to be &c.

Jereh. Olney Collr.

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
Secy. of the Treasury.

ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.

2For information on the Maria and the Nancy, see William Ellery to H, April 8, 14, 1794; Olney to H, March 31, April 3, 1794; H to Olney, April 23, May 1, 1794.

3Ray Greene.

4Olney is referring to his protracted legal proceedings against Welcome Arnold and Edward Dexter, Providence merchants. See Olney to H, November 7, 15, 28, December 10, 13, 27, 1792, March 14, 25, April 15, 25, September 23, October 7, 21, November 21, 1793, February 17, March 31, April 14, first letter of April 24, 1794; H to Olney, November 27, 1792, November 7, 1793, March 19, April 24, 1794.

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