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The absence of the Honorable Roger Sherman our Mayor necessitated the measure of presenting you the freedom of this City Authenticated by our Senior Alderman—Having had an opportunity to communicate with Mr: Sherman, I now do myself the honour to enclose you a Diploma authenticated according to the usages of this City, under the signature of our Mayor, City Clerk, and the seal of the City— The...
In Examining the Debates in the Lower House of Congress I find Melasses mentioned as Charged with a Duty on Importation of six Cents, which sum in my opinion is much to high. Before the Revolution I was largely concernd in Navigation, at which time Melasses paid a Duty of 3d per Gallon, but it was found impossible with all the British severity with Americans that knew the whole business of...
I have never known more Pleasure discovered amongst all Ranks of Citizens, than what appeared here, on the news of our Two Presidents safe Arrival, the same Week, at New York. And this Satisfaction was not lessened by reading your Address to the most honorable Senate. This Speech has greatly tended to confirm what the zealous Federalists prognosticated, & the considerate and patriotic Part of...
as it is expected Congress will soon appoint Officers to collect the Continental Import, you will, no Doubt, have many Applications for your influence in those Appointments.—As I was once hond. with some Acquaintance with you I take the Freedom to desire you to use your Influence that Mr. John Saunders Junr. of this Town may be appointed Collector for this County. He has had the Advantages of...