To William Ellery1
[Philadelphia, April 25, 1794. “The object of the resolution2 being … that no permits are to be granted to Vessels licensed for the whale and cod fishery to touch and trade at foreign ports.… Instructions on the execution of a law do not immediately go from the President of the United States. This department is the organ of the instructions of the President to the collectors.”3 Letter not found.]
LS, sold by Paul C. Richards, 1962, Catalogue No. 2, Lot 286.
2. For the embargo resolution of March 26, 1794, see the introductory note to H to George Washington, March 8, 1794; “Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on the Best Mode of Executing the Embargo,” March 26, 1794.
3. Text taken from extract in dealer’s catalogue.