To Nathaniel Fosdick1
December 24. 1790.
It is to be presumed that the Collectors cause all goods which are reported for exportation to be reshipped under the care of an Inspector; and that he draws the allowance, per diem, during the time he is engaged in this duty. This I apprehend is the only charge which arises on the service of Inspection prior to and during the shipment.
I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant,
Nathaniel F. Fosdick, Esquire,
Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Portland, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.
1. Fosdick was collector of customs at Portland and Falmouth, District of Maine.