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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 31, 1790. “I am honord with your letter of the 13th May instant in which I am directed to retain in my hands One thousand eig⟨ht⟩ hundred thirty Seven Dollars for the payment of the Second Moiety of one years pension to the Invalids in this State. The amount of said Moiety pr. the list transmitted me by the Secretary at War is Two thousand thirty seven Dollars...
I am favourd with your letter of the 1st. Instant ⟨wh⟩ich mentions a “copy of the Act for the establishment of Light houses, Beacons, Buoys & public piers” to be therewith Sent. This act was omitted to be enclosed with your letter & as I conceive a knowledge of its contents essential to my understanding perfectly the business which is required by it, I shall only observe at present that the...
I have delayed to answer your favor of the 21st. June in expectation that I should be enabled to inform the moti⟨v⟩es which induced the Legislature again to Negative a motion for the Cession of the Light house. I am informed that the house of Representatives rejected the report of a Committee for Cedeing the Light house & 3 Acres of Land which included the ground Occupied for a parade &...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 3, 1790. Has neglected furnishing Hamilton with duplicates of ships’ registers because of the pressure of other duties. Transmits “duplicates of such of said Certificates as have been granted in this District, Twenty of which … are inclosed.” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1790–1791, Vol. 2, National Archives; copy, RG 56,...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 13, 1790. “Inclosed herewith is the Weekly return of Money recd and paid … to the 11th. instant. Your letter dated the 17th. August mentions the rect. of my ‘Letter of the 23 July with a paid draught No. 325 of the Treasurer of the United States’ … it is erroneous, no bill of that No. having been paid by me.…” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth,...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 30, 1790. “In Conformity with the 12th Section of the Act for Registering & Clearing Vessels I herewith enclose Copies of the Memos, enclosed on Certificates of Registry, of the Change of Masters that appear to have taken place in Vessels belonging to this district. Inclosed also are the Certificates of Registry of Vessels given up in consequence of the...
I had the honor to receive in due course your letter of the 10th Ulto & now enclose you a list of Persons suitable for Officers for One of the Revenue Cutters. Those mentiond for master and first maite have many years commanded Ships and are on accot. of their federal Sentiments & attachments to government as well as other considerations in my opinion the best qualified of any persons in this...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 11, 1790. Encloses “Quarterly Return of Goods exported from this District to the 30th Septr.” States that it is not always possible to indicate on the forms the destination of goods exported from Portsmouth. LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1790–1791, Vol. 2, National Archives.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, December 10, 1790. “On the receipt of your letter of the 1st of June last containing directions respecting the Lighthouse in this State, I made proposals to the person employd by the State in the care of the Fort & Lighthouse, but having reason to expect the Cession of the latter by the Legislature then in Session the Contract was delayed; On the rising of the Court...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, January 25, 1791. Encloses “quarterly Accounts to the 31st. Ultimo.” Requests information on the implementation of the “53rd Section of Collection Act,” which provides that “the Commission for Collecting … be charged on the amount of all monies received on account of duties .” Asks how weighmasters should be compensated “for weighing including tare of packages.” Asks...