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[ Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, May 12, 1790. ] Recommends John W. Johnston, a former clerk in Heth’s office, as “a young man of great silence, of rigid truth, and on whom I placed great trust and confidence.” Copy, Papers of George Washington, Library of Congress.
[ February 5, 1792. On June 7, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Heth : “The same cause … has postponed the acknowlegement of your three private letters of the 5. 27 & 29th of February.” Letter of February 5 not found. ] Heth was collector of customs at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia.
[ Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, November 26, 1792. On January 1, 1793, Heth wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote you very fully the 26th Novr. last.” Letter not found. ]
Bermuda Hundred [ Virginia ] November 10, 1790 . Acknowledges receipt of Hamilton’s “private letter of the 15th of September last.” States that Mr. Brown was innocent of “intentional falsehood” in swearing that Dennis Butler, an Irishman and master of the ship Bowman , was a citizen of United States. Also states that “Mr. Heathcote … is as conscious of being innocent of an intentional false...
[ Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, June 16, 1791. On June 16, 1791, Heth wrote to Hamilton : “This will be accompanied with a public letter, enclosing a statement of outward tonnage.” Letter not found. ]
When at Petersburg the other day, I found an Idea prevailing that, Mr Randolph, the present Marshall, & myself, were about to exchange Offices, at which, I was a good deal surprised—tho’ it gave me no concern. But, on coming to Town this morning, it was suggested to me that Mr Randolphs friends might effect this exchange, without my knowledge or consent, by insinuating to the President that I...
Private Pardon me I beseech you, for interrupting you, to beg an answer to my Official letter of the Decr. last, respecting the receiving money in Richmond. With respect to my private concerns, I am in a painful situation because I am in suspence—for, if the scheme of paying, & receiving money, in Richmond, cannot be adopted, the Office must be removed from this place to Petersburg. In which...
[ June 9, 1792. “The French Consul at Norfolk has lately adopted a practice of taking the registers of vessels from such Masters belonging to his Nation, as called there to report on their passage to this district. If he has a right so to do, I shall not be surprized, if some Masters should depart from hence without paying tonnage.” Letter not found. ] Extract, letterpress copy, Thomas...
I have only three minutes allowd to ask whether you received a private letter with part of a news paper enclosed some time last Winter addressed to the particular care of Capt Stratton. The piece alluded to was written by yr Hble servt—and the letter contained observations, intended only for yourself. Let me hear from you on this subject I pray. You have herewith one of our papers, containing...
The Merchants of Richmond Petersburg & Manchester—by deputation—spent last friday, & saturday, on the Subject of petitioning Congress for the removal of the office from Bermuda Hundred. The scheme will end as I wishd—nothing will be done. It being acknowledged, pretty unanimously that, if there was only tolerable accommodations at the Hundred, they could have no good cause of complaint; it...