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A desperate state of ill health has for a considerable time detached me from the duties of my Office as Collector, but it fortunately happened, upon the receipt of the law laying the Embargo on the 28th of March, that I was able to attend to its immediate execution; I can therefore the more fully of my own knowledge answer your letter of the 26th Ultimo. All the Vessels belonging to the French...
Baltimore, March 20, 1794. “Your letter of the 5th Instant respecting the suits against Mr. Vochez & Co. was duly received. But, owing to the confinement of the Collector, was not communicated to the Attorney of the District until about a Week past.… I have also the honor of your letter respecting arrangements to be made with the British Consul relative to French prizes &c —and that business...
Baltimore, February 27, 1794. “Mr. Hollingsworth Attorney for this district intimated to me yesterday, that the suits commenced on the Bonds of John Vochez, acting Partner of the House of Zacharie Coopman & Co.; and his securities were about to end in Judgment the ensuing Court; That from the circumstances of the House and some of the Securities … He is apprehensive that to precipitate the...
[ Baltimore, November 30, 1793. On January 22, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “I have before me your letter of the 30th of November last.” Letter not found. ]
Baltimore, November 26, 1793. “… Inclosed is a copy of a letter received from the Captain of the Revenue Cutter respecting the Lieutinant. I wait your instructions how to proceed or what proceeding there are to be in that most disagreeable business.…” Copy, RG 53, “Old Correspondence,” Baltimore Collector, National Archives. This letter from David Porter, captain of the Maryland revenue cutter...
Your letter of the 21st. of June did not come to hand before the fourth Instant—sometime after the heat of the season, and habitual indisposition had obliged me to quit Baltimore. If it is not too late to mention a successor to the Collector of Annapolis, I would name Robert Denny, formerly an Officer in the Maryland line, and who served me four or five years as deputy in the Office which I...
Baltimore, July 2, 1793. “The number of Sea-letters received at this Office have been insufficient to supply the demand, and an additional supply is at present requisite.…” Copy, RG 45, Unbound Records, Area 7 Files, National Archives. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” May 13–16, 1793 .
Inclosed are, A , a copy of my letter to the Surveyor of the port respecting a French Privatier and her prize lately arrived; B , a Copy of the Surveyors report and, C , a translation of the French Commission in possession of the commander of the Privateer. As the laws of Congress, which govern the conduct of the Officers of the customs have no reference to the present case, and as we have...
[ Baltimore, May 24, 1793. On June 12, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “Your letter of the 24th Ultimo was received some time ago.” Letter not found. ]
Baltimore, May 16, 1793. “This is to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th Instant.… The instructions contained in your letter relative to this important business shall be attentively observed.” Copy, RG 45, Unbound Records, Area 7 Files, National Archives. “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” May 13–16, 1793 .
In consequence of your communication of the 3d Instant I have resolved for the present to postpone the disposal of my Stock in the funds. I would not offend against the most rigid construction of the most unjust Law while it is in force. It cannot be doubted that some sensible and liberal Member of the Legislature will take to himself the merit of repealing an act replete with injustice,...
I have too much reason to expect that a decree in the Court of Chancery for this state will very soon make it necessary for me to provide for the payment of a considerable sum of Money, for which I became security, but which I cannot do, in due time, without disposing of the inconsiderable share I have in the public funds. To my astonishment I have been told that I cannot dispose of my own...
I took occasion to mention to you while I was absent from my Office, that a necessary attention to my health required my leaving Baltimore for a time. My stay in the Country was attended with so many indications of returning health that I thought the time well spent; and was returning home full of confidence that business would again be a pleasure to me when a very unexpected and violent...
Baltimore, October 13, 1792. “Agreeable to your request, of the 8th of last month, I now enclose to you a list of the average freight usually paid from this port. The several rates of the respective articles usually exported from hence, have been ascertained by the Merchants who compose the insurance company, and whose information I deem the most to be relied on.…” Df , RG 53, “Old...
Baltimore, August 15, 1792. States “There not being a vessel at this port bound for Amsterdam, I have this day forwarded your letter … ⅌ the Brigantine Batavia for Bremen” for forwarding “by the first safe convenance.” Copy, Columbia University Libraries. See H to Williams, August 4, 1792 .
Elizabeth Town [ Maryland ] August 4, 1792 . “The in-closed papers will inform you that a considerable difference is discovered between the instruments used at Philada. and those used at Baltimore, for the ascertaining the quality, or proof, of distilled Spirits.…” ALS , Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore; ADf , Columbia University Libraries.
Ceresville [ Maryland ] July 27, 1792 . “I this day received your letter of the 19 Instant. That my disposition has ever been correspondent to your Wish, for the maintanance of harmony and cordiality, in the department over which you superintend, the whole tenor of my conduct will uniformly evince. I do not even except the instance which has occasioned you the trouble of expostulating; for,...
A necessary attention to my health required my leaving Baltimore, for a time, and occasions my writing to you from the vicinity of Frederick town. I have just received your letter, dated the 18th Inst: relative to certain communications by the Commissioner of the Revenue, comprehending a letter from me of the 3d. of May last, to the Surveyor of the district of Baltimore. It is matter of very...
Your favor of the 9th relieved me from some degree of anxiety. I confess that, although I should not have any great objection to its being known that I had presumed to write in defence of the Character of a deceased friend, I would not that my private letter to you on the subject should fall into hands that might magnify my strictures on the conduct of some of the Members of Congress into a...
[ Baltimore, June 4, 1792. On June 8, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “In answer to your letter of the 4th instant, concerning the Cutter, Active.” Letter not found. ]
By The Act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States, it is, by the second section “enacted that an addition of ten ⅌ Centum shall be made to the several rates of duties above specified and imposed, in respect to all goods, wares, and Merchandize which, after the said last day of December next, shall be imported in ships or Vessels not of the United States,...
[ Baltimore, May 27, 1792. On June 5, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “I have before me your letters of the 18th of March, 18th of April, 8th & 27th of May.” Letter of May 27 not found. ]
[ Baltimore, May 8, 1792 . On June 5, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “I have before me your letters of the 18th of March, 18th of April, 8th & 27th of May.” Letter of May 8 not found. ]
[ Baltimore, April 18, 1792. On June 5, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “I have before me your letters of the 18th of March, 18th of April, 8th & 27th of May.” Letter of April 18 not found. ]
Your official letter respecting the punctual collecting of duties shall have my particular attention. The advantages expected from your eventual agreement with the bank of Maryland have not been realized by the merchants, owing I understand, to some want of concert among the directors; But I have reason to expect that all will be settled this Week. I am much gratified by your intimation that...
[Baltimore, March 22, 1792. On March 29, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “I have received your letter of the 22d instant.” Letter not found .]
[ Baltimore, March 18, 1792 . On June 5, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Williams : “I have before me your letters of the 18th of March, 18th of April, 8th & 27th of May.” Letter of March 18 not found .]
Baltimore, March 5, 1792. “The misfortunes which have attended the arms of the U States against the Savages very naturally engage attention.… there are perhaps a few who, instead of sympathising, as they ought, in the public concern, find for themselves, consolation in the opportunity of censuring the measures of the Executive.… The Secretary of War, whose friendship I have no reason to doubt,...
Inclosed is a list of bonds taken for duties on Merchze pts. of the payments whereof have been postponed, according to law, upon the Merchandize being exported for drawbacks. The certificates of the landing of these goods in foreign ports are not yet returned, and the bonds ought to be put in suit; but as the ⟨–⟩ Sales of part of them at foreign markets have come to hand and I have good...
I have received your letter of the 2d Instant commiting to me the direction of the future movements of the Revenue Cutter; But you have not yet informed me how the hands ⟨are to⟩ be subsisted. I think that it would be cheapest and best to supply them as on board merchantmen. Any bargain with the Captain might be the cause of discontent among the crew, and to draw rations on shore would be...