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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...
Providence, September 2, 1790. “I herewith enclose my monthly return of Bonds for August, and the weekly one for Cash.… Your letter of the 20. and Mr. Coxe’s of the 19 of August covering several laws of the United States, have come to hand. I observe that the duties which have been collected upon Merchandise of the growth and manufacture of the United States, shipped for sale to foreign ports,...
Providence, September 8, 1790. “A coasting vessel, of about 49. tons burthen, belonging to this place, having on board a quantity of cheese, stone lime, tow cloth &c manufactured in the United States, and to the amount of about forty Dollars in European Goods sailed the beginning of August for Alexandria in Virginia. On a previous application of the Capt and owners to me, I told them, that by...
Your letters of the 7. & 24. of Sept relative to the Brig Happy-Return and the Sloop Nancy have been received: I am extremely sorry that my misconstruction of the Law should be the cause of so much trouble and expence to those concerned in freighting the Sloop Nancy, and shall therefore attend immediately to your recommendations respecting the seizure of the Cargo at Alexandria. She returned...
On the second instant I went to Newport and made oath to my declaration (of which the enclosed is a copy) relative to the case of the Sloop Nancy, Chrisr Thornton master, before the District Judge agreeably to your directions; excepting the presence of the Attorney of the United States who was absent. Mr. Marchant has enclosed it to the District Judge of Virginia, and it will be forwarded by...
Enclosed is my return of Cash for the last week, the balance of which being 555.30½ is in Specie. I also enclose an Account of a few articles of foreign manufacture, which were in June last, soon after this office was opened, exported (not for drawback) by Messrs Brown & Francis to the Cape de Verds: from whence they have within a few days past arrived in the same vessel, and been reported by...
Providence, October 29, 1790. “Enclosed is my Weekly return of Cash.… I also enclose a draft, which I have paid, of the Treasurer of the United States in favor of Wm Seton Esquire Cashier of the Bank of New York.… Since my last Messrs Brown & Francis have secured the payment of the duties on the returned articles therein mentioned.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence,...
Providence, November 8, 1790. “The master of the Sloop Samuel of this place late commanded by John Arnold, being changed, I have this day certified on the Register, numbered 22., that Wm Flemming is the present master.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives . ; LS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
Providence, November 12, 1790. “Enclosed is my return of Cash for the week past.… I also enclose a duplicate list of five Bank notes.… The Sloop Polly, James Munro Jr late master, registered in this office the 24. of July last, being sold out of the United States, the Certificate of Registry … was yesterday returned and the bond cancelled.” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at...
The Ship Warren, burthen about 281 Tons, belonging to Messrs. Brown & Francis of this Town, being bound on a Voyage to Calcutta, having part of her Cargo onboard, composed of the Articles contained in the enclosed copy of a Manifest, (since delivered) and not Registered under the present Government of the United States, sailed from hence on the 25th. instant, for Newport, there to take in the...
Providence, December 24, 1790. “I have this day received your letter of the 13. instant. Contrary to what Mr Brown informed me was his intention, the ship Warren did not return from Newport to this port; but having completed her lading there, she sails, as I am informed, about this time for India. I have only to add that she lay four days in the harbour of Newport without any Papers entitling...
It frequently happens, in the Winter Season, that vessels, belonging and bound to this place, are obliged by the Ice, to stop off Warwick-Neck, just without this district, and about eleven miles from hence, where they are almost always unavoidably detained 24 hours, and often from two to fifteen days, and as the river is now frozen up, and several vessels are daily expected from Sea: I ask the...
Providence, January 6, 1791. “I beg leave to call your friendly attention to the enclosed statement of the emoluments of this office; by which it appears that the net amount thereof will be only about 200 Dolls ⅌ annum. The extreme inadequacy of this sum to the services performed, obliges me to entreat of you to lay the matter before the Legislature for their information; not doubting but they...
By a misconception of the Law respecting the 10 ⅌ cent discount on goods imported in American vessels, which ’till within a few days, I supposed to cease on the first day of October last, the balance of 16.314 dolls & 45¼ cents which appears by my accounts transmitted on the 3. inst, to be due to the United States is 1.114 dolls & 72 cents more than it should be, this sum being the amount of...
The ships Vigilant and Hope, belonging and bound to this place from foreign Ports, were by distress of weather obliged, on the 25. & 27 December, to put into New London, where they were admitted to an entry, and the duties secured to be there paid. They have since arrived here with their Cargoes; and I observe, by an estimate of the duties on that of the Vigilant, that none were demanded on...
Providence, January 17, 1791. “I have promised the subscribers to the enclosed representation, relative to the value of the Rix dollar of Denmark, that I would lay the matter before you for your opinion and instructions thereon. If their presumption as to the meaning of the Legislature in fixing the rate of that coin is true, I suppose it will be right to refund the duties on their several...
Providence, February 14, 1791. “The enclosed Letter to the Treasurer, covers the second Moieties (the first being transmitted the 10th. instant) of Two Bank Notes, amounting, ⅌ triplicate List herewith, to 127 Dollars.… I have … received your Letter of the 31st. Ulto., relative to the appointment of Mates to the Revenue Cutters. I have in view Two or Three Persons whom I could recommend as...
Providence, February 17, 1791. “In conformity to your Letter of the 31st. of January I now beg leave to make Jeremiah Greenman and Daniel Bucklin Junr., both of this Town, as Persons well qualified to fill the stations of First and Second Mates onboard the Revenue Cutter building in Connecticut.…” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at...
Providence, February 28, 1791. Asks Hamilton’s opinion on the “Construction of the Law, relative to the 12 ⅌ Cent allowed for Tare on Sugars &c.” Asks if the same “deduction for Tare is allowed” for “Cocoa in Bags” as for coffee. ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives. This is provided in Section 35 of “An...
Providence, March 3, 1791. “Enclosed are my Weekly Return of Cash No. 30, and Monthly Schedule of Bonds for Feby.… I have also just received your Letter of the 18th. of December last, together with the Hydrometer, intended as a substitute to Dycas’s, the Directions for their use.… Particular attention shall be paid to your Directions relative to this Instrument.…” ADfS , Rhode Island...
Providence, March 17, 1791. “I have received your Letter of the 5th. instant, relative to the Payment of Money in my hands to the Commissioner of Loans for this State: Your directions therein shall be punctually attended to.…” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives. “Treasury Department Circular to the...