To Samuel Russell Gerry
August 9th. 1790
You will find enclosed a Commission for the Office of Collector of the Customs for the District of Marblehead to which the President of the United States, with the concurrence of the Senate, has been pleased to appoint you. On the receipt of it you will be pleased to obtain from the Office of your predecessor1 the laws, & my several Circular letters for your government and information. The forms transmitted from this department to the late Office at Marblehead, will also receive due attention from you. The requisitions of the laws in regard to the Oath & securities will be complied with no doubt and the necessary information will be given to me.
I am Sir with respect Your Obedient Servant
Saml. Russel Gerry Esqr
Collector of the District of Marblehead
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1. The former collector at Marblehead, Richard Harris, died in office.