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Hond Sir

I beg leave to Inform you that I have Obtained a Special Order from the Honble Commissr.  for the Birds to be Deliverd on payment of the Duty which Order will go by this Days post.  I therefore Submit whether you will not write to some person at Portsmouth to fix a Value on them as the Duty is ad valoreum

I am Sir
With Respect
Your most obd sert

Tho Christopher

Custom House
16 Novr  1801

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