Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Ellery, 5 January 1795

From William Ellery1

Newport [Rhode Island] January 5, 1795. “This will be accompanied by the Accounts of Walter Channing2 Agent for fortifics in this Port,3 and his letter to me relative to said Accts and the purchase of land for said fortifics….”

LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.

1Ellery was collector of customs at Newport.

2DS, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6598, National Archives.

3See “An Act to provide for the Defence of certain Ports and Harbors in the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 345–46 [March 20, 1794]). See also Henry Knox to H, March 29, 1794.

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