Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Ellery, 15 November 1791

From William Ellery

Newport [Rhode Island] November 15, 1791. “… At a District Court held at Providence the last week came on the trial United States vs Thomas Cotrell1 for aiding and assisting in unlading the Sloop Betsy James Bissel Master without a permit when the Jury found a Verdict for the Plaint. for four hundred Dollars, and Cost of Suit.…”

LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.

1See Ellery to H, August 2, 23, 26, 29, September 19, October 4, 1791.

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