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I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 19th Instant, with the inclosures therein mentioned, excepting the Copy of the letter from the Grand Jury to you. I am pleased with your compliance with the request of the Grand Jury as to Stationing the Cutter and I shall be so with every other practicable co-operation on the part of the Custom House in a case, in which consideration of...
Certain charges (of which the Collector is in possession) have been brought by William Thompson, first mate of the Revenue Cutter Active against the commander. To enable me to judge what ought to be done in the case, I have concluded to request that the Collector, Naval Officer, and the Supervisor of the Revenue will form a Board, for the purpose of examining into the facts, and report to me...
The Congress of the United States, having at their last Session passed an Act entitled “An Act declaring the consent of Congress to an Act of the State of Maryland passed the 28th of December 1793 for the appointment of Health Officer.” And the Governor of Maryland having requested of me by his letter of the 28th of last Month, to direct the Officers of the Revenue at Baltimore, to afford...
[ Treasury Department, June 19, 1792. The dealer’s description of this letter reads: “Concerning a fraudulent practice.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by B Altman & Co., New York City, ( The New York Times , October 9, 1977). See Purviance to H, June 14, 1792 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , XI, 518).
The President of the United States having been pleased to pardon and remit to Munnikhuysen & Sadler, Owners of the Schooner Martha the Offence and Penalty incurred by them by the Captain’s permitting certain goods to be laden on board the said Schooner in the Island of St. Domingo, contrary to the intent and meaning of an Embargo Bond given by them to your predecessor in Office —I have to...
As I am at a loss to determine into whose hands the monies, Bonds and other property belonging to the United States have fallen, in consequence of the death of General Williams your predecessor in Office, I have Judged it most adviseable to address a letter to his Executors on the subject and another to the Deputy Collector, both of which you will find inclosed. I have therefore to request,...
[ Philadelphia, November 27, 1794. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Anderson Galleries, New York City, April 16, 1914, Item 285.
It has been represented to me that notwithstanding the Law prohibiting the exportation of arms and military stores from the United States that business goes on from the Port of Baltimore with nearly as little restraint as if there were no such law. I cannot credit this information as it would imply so culpable a negligence in the Officers of the Customs—yet it comes to me with a degree of...
Your letter of the 10th. instant with its inclosures has been duly received. I have to request that you will continue to suspend untill further orders the prosecution of Mr. Messoniers Bond provided he pays the duty on all such part, if any, as was not re-exported. The same conduct is to be observed towards others in a similar situation. In the clause you quote the word “except” after the word...
The Congress of the United States having by their Act of the 20th of March 1794 authorised the President to receive a Cession of the Lands, on which any of the fortifications directed to be made by the said Act may be erected, or where such Cessions shall not be made, to purchase such Lands on behalf of the United States—I am directed by the President to request that you will take measures for...