Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 26 May 1791

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, May 26, 1791. “I have received Mr. Coxe’s circular Letter of the 12th instt.,1 accompanying the Form of a Return of outward Tonnage: The directions respecting which shall be attended to, and the Return completed and transmitted as soon as possible.…”

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

1Tench Coxe’s circular transmitted a “form of a return of outward tonnage” to be made up by the collectors of the customs for the period April 1, 1790, to March 31, 1791 (LS, to Jeremiah Olney, Rhode Island Historical Society; copy, to Charles Lee, RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives).

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