From William Ellery1
Newport [Rhode Island] January 5, 1795. “This will be accompanied by the Accounts of Walter Channing2 Agent for fortifics in this Port,3 and his letter to me relative to said Accts and the purchase of land for said fortifics….”
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
1. Ellery was collector of customs at Newport.
2. DS, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6598, National Archives.