To Charles Lee
Treasury Department, November 17, 1789. “Several of the Officers of the different Ports within your State, have applied at this Office for Registers for Vessels. I find that there was a Delay in your receiving those which were forwarded to you.… As I presume however that all, which have been forwarded, have now come to hand, I am to request your Attention (if not already done) in distributing the same amongst the different Officers of the Customs within the State of Virginia.…”
LS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Alexandria, Letters Received from the Secretary, National Archives.