Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Whipple, 16 December 1791

From Joseph Whipple

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, December 16, 1791. “I have received your Circular letter to the Agents of the Cutters of the 17th. Ultimo.1 As the directions given In that letter supersedes the Necessity of a particular Statement … I will only observe that the cost of 232 days of the mens victualling amounted to 33 20/100 Dollars being about 14⅓ cents pr. ration. Cap Yeaton2 has however agreed to Supply the people at 12 cents pr. diem for the whole term of Victualling the Vessel when at allowance & when not, and untill the 30th. of June next Accounting for the Cost of all the Provisions hitherto purchased for her which to the 1st. instant averaged about that Sum.…”

ADf, 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.

2Hopley Yeaton was the master of the New Hampshire revenue cutter Scammell.

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