Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Ellery, 3 March 1794

From William Ellery

[Newport, Rhode Island] March 3, 1794. “I have received your letter of the 7th of Feby. last1 acknowledging the reception of a duplicate Receipt of the Bank of Providence No. 58 for seven thousand Dolls.…2 I hope my Petition will not be forgotten.”3

LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport. Rhode Island.

1Letter not found.

3See Ellery to H, December 3, 1792; March 18, 1793. “An Act relative to the compensations of certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 416–17 [February 14, 1795]) increased the compensation of the collectors of customs.

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