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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...
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...
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 ] 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...
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,...
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, 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,...
Your Circular letter dated the 5th. of August respecting two missing Certificates of Registry, Enjoining the Seasonable transmission of Returns, Noticing the failure of complying with the opinions of Messrs. Jones and Harrison, The Information Stating a practice of Measuring Vessels of the United States previously Registered, And requesting a Copy of the Table of Fees, was received the 25th....
[ Portsmouth, New Hampshire ] February 10, 1790 . “I have inclosed herewith returns of the exports from this District.… In these returns will be observed the small proportion of the large quantities of Pot Ashes manufactured in this State that are exported from this District as well as of every other article of our produce.” LC , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent,...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 24, 1791. “The Revenue Cutter being ready for Sea will proceed on a Cruize immediately; no arms or Military Stores having yet come to hand, I will borrow for the first Cruize Such as may be necessary. The person named for 3rd mate Should have been Samuel Hobart instead of Saml Hubert as copied in your letter of the 12th. Ulto. Herewith is inclosed a...