From Joseph Whipple
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 30, 1792. “I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 1st. instant1 accompanying Commissions for John Adams as first Mate & Benj Gunnison as second Mate of the Revenue Cutter Scammel. I beg leave to Nominate Samuel Odiorne2 for the third Mate of Said Cutter.…”
LC, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1792–1793, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.
1. Letter not found.
2. Odiorne’s commission as third mate of the New Hampshire revenue cutter is dated December 18, 1792 (“Register of Acts of the Federal Congress and Communications Received by the Department of State, 1790–1795,” D, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives).