Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Olney, 30 June 1790

To Jeremiah Olney

Treasury Department,
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

Alexander Hamilton.

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.

1The letter of June 23 as printed above presumably is incomplete as it does not contain the questions which H answered on June 30, 1790. On June 29, 1790, not having received an answer from H, Olney repeated some of those questions. These were answered by H on July 7, 1790.

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