Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 7 June 1791

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, June 7, 1791. “I have received your Two circular Letters of the 25th and 26th of May.1 The information contained in the first, relative to the Emoluments of the Officers of the Customs, I have communicated to the Naval Officer and Surveyors of this District, agreeable to your request. I shall attend to what you say in providing for the Boat wanted for the Service of this Harbour.…”

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

1Circular of May 25 not found. On May 25, 1791, H wrote a letter to Olney marked “circular” which has not been printed as a Treasury Department circular to the collectors of the customs because the contents were clearly intended only for Olney. This letter may, however, be the Treasury Department circular of May 25 to which Olney is referring.

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