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Having been honored with the confidence of the late Father of his Country, President Washington , and having received from him, so long ago as June 1790, the appointment and commission as Collector of the Customs for the District of Providence, State of Rhode Island; in which office I have since, by the indulgence of succeeding Presidents, been continued,—and after rendering long faithfull and...
I addressed you on the 9 April last & not having the pleasure of hearing from you Since—I presume my letter has Miscarried. I therefore take the liberty to trouble you with a copy of said Letter & Respectfully Sir ask your attention to my request. I am Sir   your very obed. Servt. ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. Letter not found.
[ Providence, April 9, 1801. On June 9, 1801, Olney wrote to Hamilton : “I addressed you on the 9 April last.” Letter not found. ]
Providence, November 3, 1800. Recommends “the bearer Mr. Nathl. Greene Olney, a kinsman of mine,” who “now goes to New York in order to establish himself in Mercantile pursuits.” ALS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. Nathaniel Greene Olney was the nephew of Jeremiah Olney and the son of Christopher Olney. On November 29, 1800, The Providence Gazette carried the following notice:...
Permit me to recommend to your Civilities the Reverend Doctr. Enos Hitchcock, who is appointed a Deligate from this State Society to attend the Meeting of the Genl. Cincinnati to be held at Philadelphia on the first Monday in May next. He is a Gentleman of real merit—possessing all the requisites to render an acquaintance with him Valuable, and is a genuine Federalist—well attached to the...
Letter not found: from Jeremiah Olney, 13 July 1799. On 4 Aug. GW wrote Olney : “Your favor of the 13th Ulto . . . has been duly received.”
In looking forward to the period which is intended to terminate the career of your public life, our feelings will not permit us to suspend the deep acknowledgments of that debt of gratitude, which is your due from a Country to whose Independance and Happiness you have so essentially contributed. The interesting scene of your intended retirement revives in the minds of our fellow Citizens in...
The Office of District Judge for Rhode Island, being Vacant by the Death of Judge Merchant—I feel a Confidence in Addressing you on the Subject of a Suitable Person to Succeed to that Office—and take the Liberty of recommending Benjamin Brown Esqr., of this Town, Attorney at Law, as a Gentleman possessing all the requisits to discharge, with honor and impartiallity the important duties...
Providence, January 9, 1795. Transmits “Schedule of Bonds for December,” and states that the pressure of “Business of my Office” has prevented “the transmission, by this Post, of my Weekly Return of Monies from the 1st to the 7th instant, inclusive.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. Olney was collector of customs at Providence.
I have the Honor to Transmit (under cover of your care) for the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, the writs of Error and Citations with copies of the proceedings (before the State court) in the Suits of Welcome Arnold and Edward Dexter, against me, relative to the Brigantine Neptune. I respectfully request Sir, after examining those papers, you will please to cause them to be...