From William Ellery
[Newport, Rhode Island] January 16, 1792. States that expenses for the customs office and officers as well as the allowance on exported domestic spirits will exceed expected receipts. Wishes “to know whether under the above circumstances any further deposits should be made in the Bank of Providence until those allowances shall be discharged.”1
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
1. Ellery endorsed this letter “Answered.” H’s reply has not been found.