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I have Just been Honor’d with your favr. of 4th Inst. on the Subject of my being Designated by the President to pay the Invalid pensions of this State. You may be assured Sir that it affords me the most Singular pleasure to find that I am so much in the Remembrance of the President as to be Designated by him to Execute that Trust, and my Feelings Sir are no less Gratified in the Reflection...
Permitt an old mittilary acquaintance to address you (with out apology) on a Subject particularly Interesting to himself and to request your Friendship and Influence with the President of the United States, to promote his Interests (So far as it shall in your opinion be consistant with propriety & the public Good) in Support of an application he has made to the President to be appointed to the...
Since my Return to Providence I have made enquiry Respecting fit persons to be Surveyors for Warren, Bristol & Pawcatuck River—but I cannot find but one person for the Port of Bri[s]tol, a Mr. Samuel Bozworth who is, as I am informed a very Good Character, & held the office under the State. Mr. Ellery probably may inform you of Suitable persons for the other Two ports. Danl. Updike as mention...
Providence, June 25, 1790. “Your favor of 17th. Inst. transmitting your instructions and communications to the several Collectors of the United States came to hand this day.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives.
Providence, June 29, 1790. Asks Hamilton for the “forms of the several returns to be made from time to time.” Thinks that the surveyor should have a boat at Pawtucket to meet incoming ships. Asks for permission to purchase a set of scales and weights. Desires instructions on the collection of a tonnage duty which the state previously levied for defraying the cost of dredging the harbor. Copy,...
Providence, July 16, 1790. “Your favours of 6 & 7 Inst have been received. The name of the person recommended for Surveyor at the port of North Kingstown is Daniel Eldridge Updike. There is also another person of the same place by the name of Daniel Updike who is the State’s Attorney.… The forms transmitted by the Comptroller for Keeping the accots &c have been received.… In purchasing the...
Providence, July 19, 1790. “The rigging, Sails cables and anchors belonging to the Brig Happy Return, lately stranded at Dublin, arrived here on the fifteenth instant; presuming those articles were, at some rate or other dutiable, I demanded a bond of the owners to secure the duties until the exact amount could be ascertained.… Having promised … to postpone the final adjustment of the matter...
Providence, August 2, 1790. “Enclosed are a Register and License given at the Custom House at New York for the Sloop Charlotte belonging to Warwick within this District;… in conformity to the law for registering vessels, it appeared to me to be necessary that she should be registered anew at this office, which has this day been done.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence,...
Providence, August 23, 1790. Suspects that “a note for one hundred Dollars, issued … at the Bank of New York” is a counterfeit. Asks Hamilton for instructions. Asks if the expense of appraising imported goods should be defrayed by the importer or the government. Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives . ; ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
Providence, August 27, 1790. “Enclosed is my Return of Cash for the last week.… Lest the original letter of which the enclosed is a duplicate, should have miscarried, I beg leave to call your attention to its contents. A small importation, besides the Sails &c was made by Messrs Jos & Wm Russell in the Brig Mary from Dublin, the duties on which remains unliquidated on account of those articles...