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William Ellery letter

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This collection consists of one letter from William Ellery, as the collector of the port of Newport, to David L. Barnes (1760-1812), the United States District Attorney for Rhode Island from 1797-1801, on December 12, 1798. This letter is in regards the laws for the forfeitures of arms and ammunition on vessels, specifically on the Ship Hope which came into the Newport port in June 1797.