To Sharp Delany
May 19th. 1790
The establishment of Custom house boat⟨s is⟩1 as you are informed, under the consideration of Congress ⟨at⟩ this time. But the circumstances which led to the tem⟨porary⟩ arrangement in your district appears still to be of so ⟨much⟩ weight, as to induce to a continuance of the measure ⟨till⟩ the proposed establishment shall be completed.
I am with respect Sir Your obedt. Servt.
Secy of the Treasury
Sharp Delany Esquire
Collector for the Port of Philadelphia.
LS, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Philadelphia, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.
1. Words within broken brackets have been taken from RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Philadelphia, National Archives.