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[ New York, September 27, 1790. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “Hamilton asserts that the duty on ships collected by the State of Rhode Island is illegal under the present form of federal government, and requests Ellery ‘to give some proper & respectful intimation of this to the Governor … that the collection may be discontinued;—as I should not wish to see any formal...
My letter of the 27th of Septr to you proceeded on the supposition that the duty of Tonnage mentioned by you under the denomination of light money was for the purpose of supporting the lighthouse establishments in your state and consequently distinct from that imposed by the Act entitled “An Act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the River machine Company in the Town of Providence...
[ Philadelphia, April 6, 1791. On April 19, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 6th. of this month.” Letter not found. ]
The law has not provided for the payment of drawbacks, except the prescribed proofs of landing in some place, without the United States, be adduced. Goods exported for drawback cannot be landed again in the United States, without again paying the impost, under the existing laws, though it ⟨is no⟩t improbable the legislature will provide a remedy in some future act for this inconvenience to...
[ Philadelphia, April 27, 1791. On May 9, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 27th. of last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, May 30, 1791. On June 13, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letters of the 26th. and the 30th. of May last.” Letter of May 30 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, August 10, 1791. On August 23, 1791, Ellery referred to Hamilton’s “letter of the 10th of this month, requesting the particular circumstances that led to a remeasurement of the Brig Sally.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, August 24, 1791. Ellery endorsed the letter book copy of his letter to Hamilton of August 8, 1791 , “Answered Augt. 24th 1791.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 16, 1791. On October 4, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 16th of Septemr.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 23, 1791. On October 10, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your Circular of the 21st. of last month … I have also received your letter of the 23d. of the same month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, October 26, 1791. On November 7, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your Letter of the 26th. of October last.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, November 10, 1791. On November 21, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “On the 19th. instant I recd. your letter of the 10th.” Letter not found. ] This was presumably the same as H to Jeremiah Olney, November 10, 1791 .
[ Philadelphia, November 16, 1791. On December 5, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letters of the 16th & 17th of the last month.” Letter of November 16 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, November 17, 1791. On December 5, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letters of the 16th & 17th of the last month.” Letter of November 17 not found. ] This letter was written in reply to Ellery to H, October 14, 1791 .
[ Philadelphia, December 12, 1791. On December 26, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton referring to “your last letter dated Decr. 12th.” Letter not found. ] Ellery was collector of customs at Newport, Rhode Island.
[ Philadelphia, January 13, 1792. On January 30, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 13th. of this month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, February 11, 1792. On February 27, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Your letter of the 11th of this month in answer to mine of the 16th of Jany.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, February 15, 1792. On March 5, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I … received a letter of the 20th. of the last month from the Assist. Secry … and a Letter from you Sir, of the 15th. of the same month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, March 12, 1792 . On March 26, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “On the 24th of this month I received your letter of the 12th.” Letter not found .]
[ Philadelphia, March 21, 1792 . On April 9, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 21st. of this last month.” Letter not found .]
[ Philadelphia, April 25, 1792 . On May 7, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 25th of the last month.” Letter not found .]
[ Philadelphia, May 30, 1792. On June 11, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd.… your Letter of the 30th of the last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 7, 1792. On July 10, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letters of the 7th 22nd. and 28th of the last month.” Letter of June 7 not found. ] On June 25, 1792, Ellery wrote to Oliver Wolcott, Jr .: “I have … recd. a Letter from the Secry of the Treasy of the 7th of June in which he has manifested his consent to my purchase of the Scales and weights, and...
[ Philadelphia, June 22, 1792. On July 10, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letters of the 7th 22nd. and 28th of the last month.” Letter of June 22 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 25, 1792. On July 16, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letter of the 25 of June last.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 28, 1792. On July 10, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letters of the 7th 22nd. and 28th of the last month.” Letter of June 28 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 2, 1792. On July 16, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your … letter of the 2nd. of July last.” Letter not found. ] Ellery was collector of customs at Newport, Rhode Island.
[ Philadelphia, July 9, 1792. On July 30, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 9th of this month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 21, 1792. On August 6, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your … letters of the 21. 25. & 26 of the last month.” Letter of July 21 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 25, 1792. On August 6, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your … letters of the 21. 25. & 26 of the last month.” Letter of July 25 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 26, 1792. On August 6, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your … letters of the 21. 25. & 26 of the last month.” Letter of July 26 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 31, 1792. On August 20, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letter of the 31st. of the last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, August 2, 1792. On August 20, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 2nd of this month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 7, 1792. On September 24, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have recd. your letter of the 7th. of this month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 17, 1792. On October 1, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have also to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 15th of last month … and of yours of the 17th. of the same month.” Letter of September 17 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 19, 1792 . On October 1, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 19th … of the last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 20, 1792. On October 1, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter … of the 20th of the last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, September 26, 1792. On October 9, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 26th of the last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 28, 1793. On July 15, 1793, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “By the last post I recd. your letters of the … 28th and 29th of the last month.” Letter of June 28 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 29, 1793. On July 15, 1793, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “By the last post I recd. your letters of the … 28th and 29th of the last month.” Letter of June 29 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 28, 1793. On January 14, 1794, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I am much obliged by … your letter of the 28th of the last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 31, 1793. On February 10, 1794, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I recd. your letter of the 31st. of Dece. last.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, January 23, 1794. On February 10, 1794, Ellery wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Your letter … of the 23d. of Jany. last.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, February 7, 1794. On March 3, 1794, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 7th of Feby. last.” Letter not found. ]
The Schooner Boyne whereof Thomas Grune is Master ought to have been permitted to proceed to her Port of Destination, New York. An instruction to the Military officer to release her in order that she may proceed will go by this Post from the War Department. Should any accident delay it You will communicate this letter to him as evidence of the President’s intention in order that no further...
[ Philadelphia, April 25, 1794. “The object of the resolution being … that no permits are to be granted to Vessels licensed for the whale and cod fishery to touch and trade at foreign ports.… Instructions on the execution of a law do not immediately go from the President of the United States. This department is the organ of the instructions of the President to the collectors.” Letter not found....
The case stated in your letter of the 8th of April with regard to certain vessels which violated the law laying an embargo, ought to be reported to the District Attorney, in order that he may judge whether the parties are not indictable for disobeying an injunction of the law and what may be proper to be done. You have been already instructed in regard to the Schooner Boyne. Inclosed I...
A representation has been made that there is within your district a [Transport Ship the Britannia in the British service which was employed by Admiral Jarvis to bring General Rochambeau to Newport] This Ship is to be permitted to depart notwithstanding the embargo. With consideration I am Sir   Your obed Servant Alex Hamilton ALS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. For background to...
[ Philadelphia, June 7, 1794. “… The goods may be relanded under the direction of the Custom house, previous to departure, and may be reladen for exportation in another vessel; the regulations prescribed being observed on the last as on the first lading.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., October 17, 1961, Lot 121. This letter is possibly a reply to Ellery to H,...
[ Philadelphia, June 9, 1794. On June 30, 1794, Ellery wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Your letter of the 9th of this month.” Letter not found. ]