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From Alexander Hamilton to Otho H. Williams, 22 January 1794

To Otho H. Williams

Treasury Department.
January 22nd 1794


I have before me your letter of the 30th of November last1 containing a requisition from Captn Porter2 for certain repairs to be done to the Revenue Cutter Active.

The public service requiring that the vessel should be kept in repair, I request that you will have done what shall be found necessary. If the Judgment of the Captain cannot be confided in, you will call in the aid of a trusty and discreet ship carpenter.

Circumstances have suspended an attention to the situation of the master of the Cutter. This affair will now be taken up without further delay.3

I am with great consideration   Sir   your obedt servant

A Hamilton

Otho H. Williams Esquire
Collector Baltimore

LS, Columbia University Libraries.

1Letter not found.

2David Porter was master of the Active, the Maryland revenue cutter.

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