From William Ellery
[Newport, Rhode Island] December 14, 1794. “I acknowledge the Receipt of your two letters of the 27th of the last month1 & I shall retain sufft. funds in my hands to discharge the allowances to fishing vessels2 which I estimate at about twelve hundred dolls.… Permit me to mention that advice has not been received of your decision in the case of the Fair American Benjamin Lee master,3 and of the Sloop Joanna, Daniel Anthony master.”4
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
1. Neither of these letters has been found.