From William Ellery1
Newport [Rhode Island] March 8th 1790
I have received your letter2 and now transmit by the Post my receipts from the 1st. of Apl. to the last of Sepr. 1789 and from Oct. the 1st to the last day of Dece. 1789. I have authorized Benjamin Huntington Esqr.3 by a power of Attorney to receive on my account the sum of One thousand dollars which you advise me you shall be ready to advance on account of my Salary on the settlement of my account at the Treasury to the end of the last year. I hope that such provision will be made as will authorize the payment of the ballance in a short time. Please to inform me what you would have done with the Indents and blank Loan-Office Certificates remaining in my hands.
I am Sir, your obedt. hble servant
The Secretary of the Treasury
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
2. Letter not found.
3. Huntington, a Norwich, Connecticut, lawyer, was a member of the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1784, in 1787 and 1788, and a member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1791.