Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 19 July 1790

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, July 19, 1790. “The rigging, Sails cables and anchors belonging to the Brig Happy Return, lately stranded at Dublin, arrived here on the fifteenth instant; presuming those articles were, at some rate or other dutiable, I demanded a bond of the owners to secure the duties until the exact amount could be ascertained.… Having promised … to postpone the final adjustment of the matter until I obtained your opinion thereon, I ask, Sir, the favor of your particular directions.…”

Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives.

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