To Benjamin Lincoln
August 6. 1792.
You were perfectly right in making the seizure, announced in your letter of the 26th Ultimo.
I do not see that any thing can be done in respect to the Drawback you mention. No payment on that account can be made until the requisite evidence is produced; and there might be circumstances which would altogether preclude the possibility of producing that evidence.
Benjamin Lincoln Esqr.
L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1818 (vol. unnumbered), National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.