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Newport, Rhode Island, February 9, 1795. Discusses “The cause United States vs Preserved Pierce junr.” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Ellery incorrectly addressed this letter to H as Secretary of the Treasury. H had resigned from that position on January 31, 1795, and was succeeded by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. See H to George Washington, January 31,1795 ; Washington to H,...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] January 5, 1795 . “This will be accompanied by the Accounts of Walter Channing Agent for fortifics in this Port, and his letter to me relative to said Accts and the purchase of land for said fortifics….” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Ellery was collector of customs at Newport. DS , RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] December 14, 1794 . “I acknowledge the Receipt of your two letters of the 27th of the last month & I shall retain sufft. funds in my hands to discharge the allowances to fishing vessels which I estimate at about twelve hundred dolls.… Permit me to mention that advice has not been received of your decision in the case of the Fair American Benjamin Lee master, and of...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] September 30, 1794 . “I acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th. of this month; I shall do every thing in my power to secure a just issue in the case of Pierce. It is not the practice in this State to strike juries.…” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Letter not found, but see dealer’s catalogue description printed under this date....
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] September 9, 1794 . “I acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st. of the last month with the Treasurer’s draughts … and shall attend to the directions therein contained.…” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Letter not found.
[ Newport, Rhode Island, September 2, 1794. In Ellery’s letter book below his letter to Hamilton on September 1, 1794 , the following notation appears: “Wrote a letter to the Secry of the 2nd. of Sept. 1794.” Letter not found. ] LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
I am informed that a Statemt. of the Case of James Smith master and owner of the Schooner Fox of and from Halifax in Nova Scotia burthen about 18 tons will by direction of the District Judge be transmitted to you by this Post. The Schooner Fox arrived at Bristol in this District on the 9th. day of the last month about eight or nine o’clock in the morng. without any Cargo. On the same day the...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] August 25, 1794 . “Your letter of the 13th. of this month expressing that great Inconveniences have arisen from my discontinuing to endorse the name of my office on my letters as heretofore directed surprized me very much. Whatever interruption , or omission of that kind has taken place must have been occasioned by a hurry of business, not an intention to forbear a...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] August 19, 1794 . “Since my last have arrived here the Schooner St. George of Montego Bay … captured on the High Seas by the Frigate La Concorde; also the Brig Perserverance of St. John New Brunswick … bound last from Turks Island for Newyork and captured on the high Seas, by the Privateer Sans Pareille.… Inclosed are copies of the papers produced to me.… I wrote a...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] August 19, 1794 . “The Sloop Aurora Hersey Bradford of Bristol master arrived not long since at the Port of Bristol in this District from the Port of Boston without a Register, or Enrollment and License, but with a Certified manifest from the Custom house there. By said proceeding both the Vessel and her cargo became subject to seizure and forfeiture; and upon Notice...
Newport [ Rhode Island, August 1–6 ] 1794 . “On the 9th. day of May last the Schooner Harmony of Somerset whereof Preserved Pierce now is master or commander, an enrolled and licensed vessel arrived in this Port from Somerset in the District of Dighton laden with the produce and manufacture of the United States and desired to be endorsed master of said Vessel. I asked him for his papers, upon...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] July 21, 179 [ 4 ]. “I have recd. your letters of the 7th. & 8th. of this month. Edmund Valentine and Guilford Grinnell paid their penalties, the United States have been credited for their part thereof.… The Proceedings in the case of the Joanna Danl. Anthony master which you mention as returned, have not been yet received by the District Judge. In my letter of the...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] July 14, 1794 . “… Last week arrived in this Port the Brig Industry of Saint Vincent William Harrison late master bound from St Vincent to London … captured by a French private Ship of War called the La Liberte.… The Vessel is entered at the Custom House, and I suppose the Cargo will be entered & sold here.…” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
Newport [ Rhode Island ] July 6, 1794 . “I have recd. your Circular letter of the 17th of the last month.… I have also recd. your letter of the 26th. of the same month advising me that you had remitted the penalty incurred by George W. Topham. If that case required some penalty I do not perceive how any part of it could have fallen upon the goods; for by the Proviso in the 33 Sec: of the...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] June 30, 1794 . “Your letter of the 9th of this month relative to a representation made to you by Messrs. Bourne & Malbone concerning certain vessels employed in bringing fire wood from Long island has been handed to me.… For your own part you confess you do not perceive a good ground for the doubt they entertain as to the sense of the law; neither could you undertake...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] June 16, 1794 . “The Ship Fair American Benjamin Lee master bound from China to Newyork arrived here on the 12th of this month without a Manifest. I do not consider the Invoice exhibited a true copy of which goes with this Petition to be a manifest and thereby the master in my opinion has subjected himself to the Penalty in such case imposed by Law. He has petitioned...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] June 16, 1794 . “I acknowledge the receipt on the 13th of this month of your Circular letter of the 28th. of the last month.… I have also received your letter by Mr. Malbone respectg. the Applicatn. of Messrs. Gibbs and Channing.” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Letter not found, but see H to Ellery, June 7, 1794 . Francis Malbone was a Newport...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] June 2, 1794 . “In my letter to you of the 5th. of May last I Inclosed a letter of request to me from Gibbs & Channing and now inclose a similar application from Thomas Dennis. These Gentlemen wish you would favour me with as early a reply as possible. Their cases are alike.…” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Dennis was a Newport shipowner and...
In compliance with your request I now reply to Capt Wanton’s letter to the President. The Schooner Boyne did not arrive here at 10 o’clock A.M. the first day of April, nor did the Custom house boat bring her Register ashore, and deliver it to the Collector at 4 o’clock P.M. The Inspector, who went on board, declares that She arrived between 12 and 1 o’clock, and that the Captain came ashore...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] May 12, 1794 . “I have received your letter of the 25th. of April in answer I presume to mine of the first of that month.… I have also received your two letters of the first of this month. That which relates to the Transport Ship Britannia, I showed to our Governour, and he made no objection to her Departure.… Last Thursday a British Sloop of War called the Nautilus...
By the last Post I recd. your Circular of the 18th and 23d. of last mo. the first inclosing the Acts of the 2nd, and of the 18th of Apl. relative to the Embargo, the last respectg. Swedish Vessels; also your letter concerning the Schooner Boyne dated Apl. 22nd. Last Saturday that Schooner sailed for New york, in consequence of a Letter written to Capt. John Wanton by the Governor of this State...
Yesterday at noon I received by Express via Providence the Resolution of Congress of the 18 of this month continuing the present Embargo until the 25th. day of May next, and also the Resolution relative to the Embargo of the second of this month. On Tuesday last towards evening the Ship Britannia of London Edward Redman master arrived here under convoy the Bomb Ketch Vesuvius mounted with 12...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] April 21, 1794 . “By this Post the Judge of the District Court will transmit to you a Statement of the case of the Sloop Nancy under 20 tons & licensed for the Coasting trade and under the command of Elisha Casey. She cleared from this Port Nove. 26th. 1793 for Wilmington No. Carolina … was blown off the Coast to St. Martins, there took in a quantity of salt, and...
In my last of the 8th of this month I gave you an account of the departure of two Vessels belonging to Providence for foreign Ports in defiance of the embargo, the names of those Vessels and of their masters and the places to which they were respectively bound. One of them, the Brig Maria is owned by Samuel Butler, and Samuel Butler junior, Cyrus Butler, Seth Wheaton and Richard Jackson junr....
Just after I had recd. the Resoln. laying an Embargo I was informed that there were in this Port two vessels which were cleared out at Providence for foreign Ports. I desired the Surveyor to inform the masters of them that they were under an Embargo, and must not proceed on their voyages. He did same. They waited upon me. I read the Act to them, told them that they might return to Providence;...
On the 29th. of March last in the Afternoon I received your letter of the 26th. of the same month inclosing the Resolution of Congress laying an Embargo &c. As by the words of the Resolutn. the Embargo is laid on all ships and vessels in the Ports of the United States, whether already cleared out or not bound to any foreign port or place I apprehend that it comprizes foreign vessels bound to...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] March [ 18–25 ] 1794 . “On the 17th. instant the Sloop Hannah of New york an enrolled and licensed vessel James Underhill master arrived in this Port from Long island in ballast only; but without a Manifest or Permit, and by his neglect has incurred the forfeiture of fifty dolls. As he lived out of the State, I issued a Writ against him, and he has petitioned the Judge...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] March 11, 1794 . “I acknowledge the Rect. of your [letter] respectg. the case of Saml. Pearsal jr. master of the Sloop Nancy of Fairfield, and now represent the case of George W. Topham master of the Sloop Sarah Ann of Newport, a Registered vessel without a License. She arrived here on sunday last, and the next day the master came to the Custom house and produced a...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] March 3, 1794 . “I have received your letter of the 7th of Feby. last acknowledging the reception of a duplicate Receipt of the Bank of Providence No. 58 for seven thousand Dolls.… I hope my Petition will not be forgotten.” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport. Rhode Island. Letter not found. See Ellery to H, January 14, 1794 . See Ellery to H, December 3, 1792 ;...
[ Newport, Rhode Island ] February 10, 1794 . “By the last post I recd. your letter of the 31st. of Dece. last acknowledgg. the receipt of two duplicate Rects of the Bank of Providence No. 49. 53 amountg. to Fifteen thousand Dollars. Your letter too of the 23d. of Jany. last, concerning the forwardg. by the district Atto. of New york of the documents relative to the papers of the Enterprize...