Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Whipple, 15 December 1791

From Joseph Whipple

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, December 15, 1791. “Mr. Parrott1 the 2nd Mate of the Scammel having an advantageous offer in the Command of a Ship has risigned his place in the Scammel.… I was obliged to acquiesce in this resignation which is rendered the more inconvenient by the Scarcity of young men Suitable for the Station of 1st. Mate to which I recommended Mr Parrott.…2 I would propose for your consideration & direction the temporary appointment of such persons as may appear the most suitable.…”

ADfS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1791–1792, Vol. 3, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.

1John Parrott.

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