To Jeremiah Olney
July 25th 1792.
I have before me your letter of the 16th instant, concerning certain Brandy, intended to be exported by Messrs Clark and Nightingale.
There can be no doubt that the Brandy, being a foreign article, will be liable, as the law stands, to duty on its return. The drawback cannot be allowed, unless the proof required, of its having been actually landed at a foreign port, is produced.1
I am, Sir, Your Obedt Servant.
Jeremiah Olney Esqr.
LS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.