Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Meletiah Jordan, 7 May 1794

From Meletiah Jordan1

Frenchman’s Bay [District of Maine] May 7, 1794. “I beg leave to inform you of the particulars of two seizures made in this District. The first was eleven Grindstones part of a Cargo landed at Mount Desert out of a Nova Scotia vessel contrary to the Revenue Laws from there transported to Union River where they were siezed. The other seizure is a Vessel & Cargo found proceeding to Sea during the Embargo2 for Nova Scotia without any papers; the particulars of which I will relate.… A fishing Schooner called the Polly of Mount Desert … I have … libelled … as also the Grindstones. The trial to commence the third Tuesday of June at Portland. If I have not done right you will please to communicate your pleasure on the subject.…”

Copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Gloucester, Machias, and Frenchman’s Bay, National Archives.

1Jordan was collector of customs at Frenchman’s Bay, District of Maine.

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