To William Ellery
[Treasury Department, July 7, 1794. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads as follows: “About the remission of fines on ships, ‘… respecting Edmund Valentine, master of the Schooner Arethus and Guilford Grinnel of the Sloop Wealthy,1 I have no power to remit but upon application through the District Judge.2 Besides … the penalty imposed by law is so moderate. I have remitted in the cases of James Underhill,3 Elisha Casey,4 George W. Topham5 and John Hathaway … and transmitted duplicates of my decisions to the District Court.…’” Letter not found.]
LS, sold by Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., New York City, April 23, 1970, Lot 97.
2. Henry Marchant.