Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Anonymous, 15 January 1809

15 Jan 1809

The Embargo is violated in the following manner, Ships clear from the Southward for a northern port & go off to the West Indies, The collector at Old York (near Portsmouth) for a certain sum per Barrel & per Hohd. sends on a certificate in due form of the landing of the Goods—about twenty vessels have gone from Old York & its viscinity manag’d in another manner; Bonds to a small amt have been taken & Bondsmen of no property, & then the vessels have been blown off—This Business is publickly done every day thru’ the collectors agent, a mr Morrell


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