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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1790
|Alexander Hamilton to William Ellery regarding a ship that embarked without a coasting license or a register indicating her destination
|13 December 1790
|Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)
|Correspondence; Business and financial document
|Writes that he learned from the Collector of Customs at Providence that the ship Warren embarked without a coasting license or a register indicating her destination. Asks if she arrived in Newport without a license and if Ellery charged her with foreign tonnage. If she did not make a regular entry with Ellery, he is to proceed against her for the penalty. Rebukes Ellery for leaving his post without informing the deputy of his duties and requests that Ellery do so in the future.
|Government and Civics Finance Economics Taxes or Taxation Law Navy Maritime
|Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804) Ellery, William (1727-1820)
|Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Law
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution. Signed as Secretary of the Treasury, an office Hamilton held from 1789 to 1795. Ellery was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and was a member of the Continental Congress from Rhode Island from 1776 until 1785. He was Collector of the Port of Newport from 1790 until 1820.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859