To Jeremiah Olney
June 30th. 1790.
I am obliged to you for the information contained in your letter of the 23d. Instant.1
It will be agreeable to me, that you purchase Scales, & Weights, for the use of the Port of Providence.
I have permitted small Sail Boats fit for harbor service to be purchased or built by some of the Collectors, & will not object to one for the purpose mentioned in your letter.
These purchases will no doubt be made with due attention to œconomy, & must be supported by regular vouchers.
I am Sir Your Obedient Servant
Jerh. Olney Esquire,
Collector for Providence, R. I.
Copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.