Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 24 November 1791

From Jeremiah Olney1

Providence, November 24, 1791. “Though I have no doubt but that the Schooner Alice was within Four leagues of Land when the Officer from on board the Argus Cutter demanded a Manifest of Captain Andrus; yet I have thought it prudent, before I commence a Prosecution, to put the question to Capt. Maltbie, in a letter which I have written to go by this Post. The Vessel is the property of Messrs. Brown & Francis of this Town.…”2

ADfs, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.

1For background to this letter, see Olney to H, October 31, 1791, and H to Olney, November 11, 1791.

2John Brown and John Francis, Providence merchants.

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