From Jeremiah Olney
Providence 14th March 1793.
Your Letter of the 5th Instant, was transmitted to me yesterday by the President of the Providence Bank;1 and agreeable to your directions, I have furnished him with an Abstract of the uncancelld Bonds, payable this Month, being only the one in Suit, (noted in the enclosed Return of Cash) and another due to the 30th for 523 Dollars & 60 Cents.
I have the Honor to be &c.
Jereh. Olney Collr.
N.B. The Bond in suit was given by Edward Dexter in Novr. last, in consequence of a collusive Transfer, for Duties on the Cargo of the Brigantine Neptune, the property of Welcome Arnold Esqr.2
Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
Secy. of the Treasury.
ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
1. “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” February 22–March 5, 1793. The copy of the circular sent to Olney was dated March 5. See also “Treasury Department Circular to the Presidents and Directors of the Office of Discount and Deposit of the Bank of the United States,” February 23–March 5, 1793. John Brown was president of the Providence Bank.