From Joseph Whipple
Portsmouth [New Hampshire] July 8, 1794. “The Same Difficulties existing respecting the acceptance of the Agency for providing Supplies & labour for the Fortifications in this port, as mentiond in my letter addressed to you of the 25th April last I have commenced the business myself.…”
LC, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1793–1794, Vol. 5, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.