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It being highly expedient that the Marshall should be immediately charged on the Books of the Treasury with the monies which you might advance to him in pursuance of my letter to you of the 2nd of July 1793 I have to request that the receipts for all payments already made, or made by you hereafter to the said Marshall may be immediately transmitted to this Office. I am with consideration   sir...
I have concluded to request that all repairs necessary for keeping the Revenue Cutter in about the same condition in which it was originally fitted may henceforth be directed by you, without special reference to the Treasury. In giving this instruction however, I must particularly recommend to guard against what may be deemed an habitual disposition in masters of Vessels, to extend equipments...
I send you herewith an Act of the last session of Congress, entitled, “An Act in addition to the Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States.” This Act is relative to objects which have been already committed to your attention by my letter of the 4th, of August 1793; serving to invigorate the means of repressing practices which are as contrary to good order as dangerous...
Congress having made provision for Fortifying the port of [Boston] in your district it becomes necessary to engage some fit person as Agent to procure materials tools and labourers, and to be charged with the disbursement of all monies which are to be disbursed in the execution of the business. The sum estimated for the fortification of [Boston] is [Drs 8749 ²⁸⁄₁₀₀] in addition to this there...
An act has just passed the Legislature prohibiting for a limited time the exportation of arms and ammunition, &c. a copy of which is herewith enclosed for your Government. I request that you will particularly enjoin it upon the proper officers to pay an immediate and strict attention to the due execution of the said act. The enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention,...
It is understood that by virtue of the seventeenth article of our Treaty with Sweden, vessels of that nation are exempted from the operation of the embargo, now in force, in the ports of the United States, pursuant to the resolutions of Congress of the 26th of March and 18th instant. You will therefore upon application grant clearances, as usual, to such Swedish vessels as may happen to be in...
You will herewith receive for your Government a resolve of Congress of the second instant, relatively to the embargo. Another resolution has just passed for continuing the embargo to the 25th. day of May next, which is herewith transmitted. With great consideration   I am Sir   Your obedient Servant LS , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1794–1813,...
A Provisory arrangement has been agreed upon with the Ambassador of Great Britain contained in a letter from the Secretary of State to him dated the 26th December last, to ascertain the losses by detention, waste, or spoliation, sustained by such vessels the property of subjects of Great Britain, as have been or shall be captured by French Privateers armed and equipped in the Ports of the...
It has been made a question whether by the sixth section of the Act entitled “An Act for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the frontiers and for other purposes therein mentioned,” the allowance to one fishing vessel is still restricted to the sum of one hundred and seventy Dollars for one season, as prescribed by the preceding Act concerning fisheries of the United States...
From your weekly statement of Cash I calculate that you will have sufficient funds in your hands to discharge the allowances to fishing vessels, which will become due in your District on the 31st instant. You will therefore pay those allowances agreeably to the instructions heretofore given for that purpose. I request however that you will furnish me with an estimate of the sum which will be...