Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 5 May 1791

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, May 5, 1791. “It sometimes happens that Coasting Vessels, belonging to other Districts, arrive at this Port with Licenses which have been granted more than One Year; being at a loss to know precisely how to conduct, in such Cases, the Law being thereon silent; and as I am desirous in every Instance of doing my Duty entirely consonant to Law, I take the liberty Sir, to ask your Opinion and Direction on this Subject.…”

ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives.

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