From Joseph Whipple1
Portsmouth [New Hampshire] October 7, 1794. “I enclose you a Statement of Payments on Account of the Fortifications2 for the harbour of Portsmouth (to the 4th. instant), amounting to Dolls 2229 ²⁴⁄₁₀₀ dollars. The estimated amount of the expence of compleating the Work directed … is 348 dollars.…”
LC, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1793–1794, Vol. 5,National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.
1. Whipple was collector of customs at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
2. For information concerning the fortifications, see Henry Knox to H, March 29, 1794; “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of Customs,” April 3–June 4, 1794.