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28 July 1804, Collector’s Office, District of Portsmouth. “Herewith enclosed I transmit you an abstract of the Registry of American Seamen to whom have been granted Certificates of their Citizenship in this district in the Second quarter of the present year [not found].” RC ( DNA : RG 59, Correspondence with Collectors of Customs regarding Impressed Seamen, box 12). 1 p.
Penetrated with the most lively sensations of gratitude to that Being who has preserved this country a second time from the fangs of tyranny by your elevation to the station of chief Magistrate—Permit me Sir to express my joy on the Occasion and to declare in the openness of an undissembling heart that no event of my countrys prosperity—not even the acknowledgment of its independancy has ever...
I received notice by the last mail from the Secretary of the Treasury that you had considered it expedient to remove me from my office of Collector of the District of Portsmouth.—Early impressed with an Idea of your Candour & Justice & concious that I have meritted no mark of resentment or disgrace from the Executive I conceivd it to be my duty to address you on this occasion and to declare to...
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 28th ultimo. I sincerely Lament the ill success of my endeavours to restore to your Lady her servant on the request of Mr Wolcott—It had indeed become a subject of Anxiety to me on an Idea that her services were very valuable to her mistress and not readily to be replaced. My mode of proceeding then, was adapted to my feelings on the Occasion for I...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, January 23, 1795. “I have to State to you the amount of expenditures on the fortifications of the harbour of Portsmouth … including the Blockhouse, a Store, and Furnace & Commission thereon…. There still remains to be performed work on the walls…. I have omitted to transmit my accounts with the Vouchers presuming it to be unnecessary untill the whole work shall be...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] December 18, 1794 . “… The estimated allowances to Fishing Vessels payable in this district on the 31st. day of December instant is Sixteen hundred & twenty nine dollars.” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1794–1796, Vol. 6, National Archives. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” October 25, 1792 .
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] October 7, 1794 . “I enclose you a Statement of Payments on Account of the Fortifications for the harbour of Portsmouth (to the 4th. instant), amounting to Dolls 2229 ²⁴⁄₁₀₀ dollars. The estimated amount of the expence of compleating the Work directed … is 348 dollars.…” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1793–1794, Vol. 5,National...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] July 12, 1794 . “Since my letter of the 9th. instant the Marshall of the District of N Hamp. applied for & recd. the 2d M[o]iety of the 200 dollars directed to be Advanced to him.… Considering that your instruction to me of the 2d of July 1793 restricts these payments to 200 dolls Per year I cannot consistant therewith make a further payment to him in the present...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] July 9, 1794 . “Your letters of the 23d & 24th. Ultimo respecting the advances to be made to the Marshall of the district of New Hampshire I have received and to which due attention will be paid. Receipts for the payments already made in consequence of your letter of the 2d July 1793 have been regularly transmitted to the Office of the Comptroller with my...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] July 8, 1794 . “The Same Difficulties existing respecting the acceptance of the Agency for providing Supplies & labour for the Fortifications in this port, as mentiond in my letter addressed to you of the 25th April last I have commenced the business myself.…” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1793–1794, Vol. 5, National Archives; copy,...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] April 25, 1794 . “Since the receipt of your letter of the 3d instant … directing the appointment of an agent for procuring labour & Materials & paying the disbursements of the Fortifications proposed for this harbour—I have taken much pains, but have not hitherto been able to procure an apt person to undertake the Services of this agency on the terms of 3 ⅌ Cent...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] December 26, 1793 . “I received your favor of the 9th Instant.… On estimating the Allowances to Vessels licensed after the last day of May for the Cod Fishery & those licensed before that date & since the 1st. of January last which were intended for that Fishery I find the amount to be 2497 ³⁰⁄₁₀₀ Dollars, as it is probable Some of the Vessels licensed may fail in...
I had the honor to receive by the last post, your letter of the 7th. instant. Capt Yeaton being absent on a Cruize I cannot obtain his final answer respective the Supply of Rations for the Scammel other than his proposal already transmitted which I shall do on his return. In the mean time I could wish to be informed in case of a Contract with others, what amount of Articles shall be contracted...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] May 22, 1793 . “… Capt. Yeaton informs me he has sustained considerable loss in furnishing provisions for the Cutter at 12 cents per Ration for several quarters past & requests an augmentation of the Stipend if he continues the Supply and desires also the deficiencies of past quarters, since his Contract expired may be made up—his application on this Subject I now...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] May 16, 1793 . “Agreeably to your directions of the 2d instant.… I enclose you a Copy of the manifest of the Cargo of the Brig Rising Sun, as exhibited by the Master on the day of the Vessels arrival—also Schedules of the articles Seized and of those found on board the Vessel after the delivery of the Cargo, agreeing with the Masters mem: produced after the...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] April 13, 1793 . Writes concerning “a Small Seizure in this district of one bag of Cocoa and four bags of Coffee.” Discusses the details of the case. Asks for “instructions on this matter.” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1792–1793, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives....
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] January 19, 1793 . Acknowledges “the receipt of your letter of the 20th December” enclosing commissions for officers of the New Hampshire revenue cutter. LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1792–1793, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives. Letter not found.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 30, 1792. “I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 1st. instant accompanying Commissions for John Adams as first Mate & Benj Gunnison as second Mate of the Revenue Cutter Scammel. I beg leave to Nominate Samuel Odiorne for the third Mate of Said Cutter.…” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1792–1793, National...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] November 24, 1792 . “Your Circular letter dated the 25th. Octo. came to my hands the 15th. instant: Comformably to a direction therein contained I enclose you an estimate of the amount of Bounties payable on the 31st. of Decr. next on fishing Vessels that have been licenced in this district, the amount whereof is Dollo. 2091.50. I do not conceive that any claims...
Conformably to the order of the Senate of the United States passed the 7th. of May last and with your directions dated the 31st. of August, I have the honor to transmit you herewith, a Statement of my emoluments for one year ending the 1st. of October instant—And also those of the Several Officers who have been appointed by me. It is with much reluctance that I am led on this Occasion to renew...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, June 30, 1792. “I recd. by the post last evening your letter of the 21st instant. Soon after the receipt of your letter of the 4th of February last, I wrote you under date of the 28th of that Month and transmitted the Name of Benjamin Gunnison as a Suitable person in my opinion for first Mate of the Scammel.… I now beg leave to renew my nomination of Mr. Gunnison.…”...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] April 18, 1792 . “I have to inform you of a Seizure that has taken place in this district of a Small quantity of Coffee, unladed contrary to Law from the Sch Adventure Edward Tredick Master from St Martins. The discovery was made by the officers of the Scammel then laying in the harbour about one Mile within the light house—who observed a boat go alongside of the...
On the 9th. of June last I had the honor to write you on the Subject of my emoluments as Collector of the Customs for the district of Portsmouth and transmitted you a Statement of them for one Year in Conformity with your Circular direction of the 14th. of April. The Many important public matters which continually arrests your attention I imagine would hardly admit of your reporting on every...
I conceive it to be a duty incumbent on me to mention to you that the ill State of Health of the Judge of this district has prevented his attendance at the two last Courts, in consequence of which two actions brought to that Court on Bonds for Impost duties have failed in their expected issue, and I have been induced to put a third in Suit at the State Court of Common Pleas to avoid the like...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 28, 1792. “Your letter of the 4th. instant I had the honor to receive the 21st. and conformably with your directions I now give you the Name of Benjamin Gunnison as a Suitable person for the first Mate of the Revenue Cutter Scammel.…” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1791–1792, Vol. 3, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 1, 1792. “The Packet herewith enclosed contains the Accts. of the Revenue Cutter Scammel to the 31 of December last. In addition to the payments made to Cap Yeaton for his Wages and Rations from the date of his Commission (the 21st. of March 1791), he claims allowance of Wages & Rations from the 6th. of Octr. 1790 as the time of his appointmt: as Stated in...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] January 30, 1792 . Has “exchanged Cash” for “a Note of the bank of the United States No. 314 for two thousand Dollars dated Jany 17. 1792,” despite the fact the cash received for the note exceeds “the Amount of Specie received Since the last return.” Realizes that this transaction represents “a deviation from the instruction” in Hamilton’s circular letter of...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, January 28, 1792. “Herewith I enclose you an account of the expence of Supporting the Lighthouse for the Quarter ending the 31st. of Dec past.… I have no remarks to make on the Lighthouse respectg its repairs, but its construction does not admit of its being so usefull as the Situation of it requires. I enclose a Contract for supples & attendance on the Lighthouse...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] January 16, 1792 . Acknowledges receipt of unsigned letter from Treasury Department. LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1791–1792, Vol. 3, National Archives.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, January 12, 1792. “I had the honor to receive your letter of the 20th. of last Month together with three Commissions for the Mates of the Revenue Cutter. That for Mr. Flagg the first mate I now return he having left the Service of which information was given in my letter of the 15th. Ulto.…” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1791–1792,...