Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs
Treasury Department December 9th 1793
From your weekly statement of Cash I calculate that you will have sufficient funds in your hands to discharge the allowances to fishing vessels, which will become due in your District on the 31st instant.1 You will therefore pay those allowances agreeably to the instructions heretofore given for that purpose.
I request however that you will furnish me with an estimate of the sum which will be required, in order that I may regulate future drafts on the Treasurer accordingly.
I am Sir Your obedient Servant
LS, to William Ellery, Columbia University Libraries; LC, to William Ellery, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island; LS, to Jeremiah Olney, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, to Jeremiah Olney, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives; LC, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives. The wording of the circulars varies slightly.