Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Ellery, 7 February 1792

From William Ellery1

Newport [Rhode Island] February 7, 1792. “Thomas Cotrell,2 and Joseph Finch3 are committed to Gaol on the Executions against them. The Brig Three Brothers4 remains on hand. The cause of Capt. Elliot5 was tried yesterday, and the Jury found a verdict for the Plts for twenty-five Cents, and Costs.…”

LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.

1Ellery was collector of customs at Newport.

2Cotterell was the owner of the sloop Betsy. See Ellery to H, August 2, 23, 26, 29, September 19, October 4, 25, November 15, 28, 1791.

3Finch was the master of the brig Seven Brothers. See Ellery to H, July 11, August 2, 23, October 4, 10, 25, November 15, 28, 1791.

4Ellery is referring to the brig Seven Brothers.

5Joseph Elliott. See Ellery to H, January 9, 1792.

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