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I have recd. your letter of the 22 Ulto. & have communicated it to Capt. Yeaton. Conceiving that I can in no better way possess you of Cap. Yeatons reasons for deviating from your limits and my directions respecting the fitting of the Cutter, than by transmitting you his letter to me on that Subject I now inclose it. I must observe that the last additional and reprehensive clause of your...
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...
Having collected & discharged the Several bills against the Revenue Cutter Scammel, I now transmit you herewith Inclosed my Account for the Vessel, & Vessels Stores. The Stores with Some Small disbursments amounts to 157 ⁸⁸⁄₁₀₀ Dolls. and the Vessel to 1255 ⁹⁵⁄₁₀₀ Dolls. which includes every article applied to her use except 12 pieces of Sail Cloth Sent from Boston by Genl Lincoln of which I...
Your letter of the 23rd Ulto. I have received and in pursuance of your directions have agreed for the Hull of a Vessel for a Cutter for this Station of 44 feet Keel payable (say 46 Straight rabbet) 15 Beam & 6½ hold at 9 Dollars pr. Ton. I could find no person on whom I could depend for a good Vessel that would undertake the whole equipments fit for Sea at 22½ Dollrs. per Ton, or indeed at any...
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 ] 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...
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 17, 1790. “Inclosed is a weekly return of monies received and paid in this district to the 15th instant. My last letter (May 10th) stated the amount of the first Moiety of Invalid Pensioners in New Hampshire at 1661 ⁹⁸⁄₁₀₀ Dolls. This should have been $1660 ⁹⁸⁄₁₀₀.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.
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...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] September 16, 1791 . “The Dicas’s Hydrometer forwardd me to replace the One first Sent which proved defective came to hand but having found a workman who has effectually repaired the defective one, I have two on hand one of which I will direct as you will please to order. The Thermometer that was forwardd from the Treasury is by Accident broken. It was in the hands...