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Collection Reference Number GLC00109
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1790 
Title Alexander Hamilton to William Ellery regarding a ship that embarked without a coasting license or a register indicating her destination
Date 13 December 1790
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Ellery, William  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Government and Civics  Finance  Economics  Taxes or Taxation  Law  Navy  Maritime  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Ellery, William (1727-1820)  
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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