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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...
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...
Providence, December 12, 1794. Acknowledges receipt of Hamilton’s “Letter of the 27th of November, relative to the payment of Allowances to fishing Vessels.” States that “there is not one, belonging to this District, entitled to any.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
At the Circuit Court held in this Town on the 7th Instant, the Grand Jury found bills of Indictment against Metcalf Bowler and Zebedee Hunt Junr., Masters of the Brigantine Mariah and Schooner Nancy, for departing from the Harbour of Newport on a Forreign Voyage, in Violation of the Embargo Act passed the 26th of March last. Capt. Hunt being arraigned, pled Guilty to the Charge. The Court...
I have been Honored with your Letter of the 9th. Instant in reply to mine of the 11th August last on the Subject of Arnold and Dexter’s Suits against me, which were both Tried before the Superiour Court on the 17th Instant when Virdicts by Jury were rendered against me in the Case of Arnold for £13–5 / LM Damages with £8. 8. 6 Cost and in the Case of Dexter for £2–10/ Damages with £7. 12. 8....
I was much hurt by your Letter of the 13th. instant, until it occurred to me that it might, by mistake, have been misdirected; which I am persuaded must have been the case: For on every official Letter from this Office, addressed to “the Secretary of the Treasury,” since the receipt of your circular directions of the 10th. of May 1792 (excepting Two or Three in that Year, omitted thro...
Providence, August 20, 1794. “The public Scale-beam, now in use at this Port, being in want of repairs, and too small for weighing Hemp and large hhds of Sugar … I ask your permission to procure another Beam … necessary for the convenience and dispatch of public business in this District.…” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
On the 24th April last I had the Honor of Transmitting for your information Sundry Documents relative to the Suits of Messrs. Arnold and Dexter against me: my not hearing from you, Since, on that Subject, and as the Court meets in this Town on the 15th Septr. next, when Damages are to be assessed—I am induced to enclose a letter from Mr. Barnes to me, relative to his Idea of the Future...
Providence, July 2, 1794. “Agreeable to your directions of the 23rd. of June, I enclose, with the Returns &c. due at this period, the Marshall’s Receipt for One Hundred & Fifty Dollars, paid to him yesterday; those for the Monies heretofore paid, have been regularly forwarded with my Accots. conformable to your first instructions.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. “Treasury...
Providence, June 30, 1794. “I have recd. your Letter of the 19th instant.… Lawful evidence having been received, that the Duties on the Merchze. for which Mr. Rhodes’ Bond was taken, were legally secured at Washington, the Bond was cancelled.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. See Olney to H, second letter of April 24, 1794 .
Your Three Letters of the 23 and 24 of April, I received by the last Post. Attention shall be paid to your instructions, relative to Sweedish Vessels. I have laid the case of the Two Vessels, which departed contrary to the embargo Act, before the District Attorney, who has promised to give me his Opinion in writing, which shall be transmitted to you. Your request in the Letter of the 24th.,...
When I wrote you on the 14th Int. on the Subject of the Suits of Messrs. Arnold & Dexter, my Intention was to have made application to the Superiour Court to be held in the County of Kent on the 28 Int. for a Special Jury to be Taken up for the purpose of assessing the Damages—but it is Mr. Barne’s opinion that no time will be gained by this Step as the verdict of the Jury cannot be...
The Bond, of which the enclosed is an Account, being the only one of the kind I have taken since the receipt of your circular directions of the Tenth of May 1792, the requisition did not occur to me when my quarterly Abstracts were transmitted, or this Account should have been forwarded then. The Vessel in which the Merchandize were imported, had a passage to Washington of 67 Days; and no...
Providence, April 24, 1794. “The Act continuing the Embargo, and that passed the Second Instant, have come to hand. Is any Bond to be taken for a registered Vessel, bound from One District to another in the United States … in Ballast only? ” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” April 18, 1794 .
In my Letter of the 31st Ulto. I acquainted you that I had hopes of a favourable Decision of the Superiour Court that was to meet at Washington County on the 7th Inst. Relative to the Suits of Messrs. Arnold & Dexter in the Case of the Brigantine Neptune but to my Surprise the opinion of the Court was, that said Suits ought to be Sustained against me, Two of the Judges for & Three against...
Providence, April 3, 1794. “Since I had the honor to address you on the 31st Ulto… I have been informed that the Maria (the Property of Saml. Butler, Saml. Butler Junr. Cyrus Butler, Seth Wheaton & Richard Jackson Junr.) has, imprudently followed the example of the Nancy.… I find that the Owners are of opinion that no penalty will be incurred in a case of this kind as the act of Congress...
Your Letter of 26th. Instant inclosing a Resolution of Congress laying an embargo on all vessels bound to Forreign Ports was Received by Express on the 29th Inst. at 11 oClock A.M. to which I shall pay an attentive observance. The Letters, to my care, for the Several Collectors were immediately dispatched, by Express, by the Dy. Post Master. Your Letter of the 19th Inst. approving my employing...
Providence, February 27, 1794. “I have recd. your circular Letter of the 10th Instant. There have been no Privateers equipped in this District, nor any Prizes sent therein.…” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
I have had an Interview with Ray Greene Esqr. District Attorney, on the Subject of Defending the Suits of Messrs. Arnold & Dexter in the case of the Brigantine Neptune now pending before the Superiour Court to be held in this Town on the 17th March next—but as he has been heretofore, employed by those Gentlemen in the prosecution of these Suits—he now finds his Situation extremely delicate and...
Providence, December 23, 1793. “I have received your Letter of the 9th instant. There is only One Vessel, belonging to this District, which has been employed in the Cod-Fishery the last Season, and no regard having been paid to the requisites of the Law, she is not entitled to any Allowance.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of...
Providence, November 21, 1793. “I have received your Letter of the 7th instant. As soon as I have knowledge of the appointment of a District Attorney for this State, I will consult him relative to engaging other Counsel in the Suits of Mesrs. Arnold and Dexter; and I will endeavor to have them effectually defended.…” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. See Olney to H, October 7,...
Providence, October 21, 1793. “Agreeable to my expectation, communicated to you on the 23rd. Ulto. the Suits of Messrs. Arnold and Dexter (now pending before the Superiour Court of this State) against me in the case of the Brigantine Neptune, is Continued for want of a District Attorney.…” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. See Olney to H, November 7 , 28 , December 13 , 27,...
The Office of District Attorney for Rhode Island being vacant by the Death of William Channing Esqr. and some of the Merchants having recommended to the President of the United States, David Howell Esqr. to Succeed to that Office, and knowing him to be very much under the Influence of those Characters who have long and with violence, opposed me in a Just Execution of the revenue laws —I have...
I have experienced Great anxiety on account of your late alarming indisposition but am now happily relieved in perusing your Letter of the 11th Instant addressed to the Medical Society, announcing your recovery from the malignant Fever prevalent in Philadelphia to which many worthy Citizens have Fallen victims. Permit me Sir to congratulate you on the happy recovery of your Health, an event so...
Providence, August 26, 1793. “I have recd. your circular Letter of the 4th. Instant, relative to ‘contraventions of our neutrality.’ You may rely upon my particular and vigilant attention to the Instructions therein contained.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
Providence, August 7, 1793. Acknowledges receipt of Hamilton’s “Letters of the 22nd. 24th. and 27th of July.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. Letter not found. “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” July 27, 1793 .