(from microfilm available at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)
p.3 Treasury Department,
Comptroller's Office, April 24th, 1834.
Sir, - It having been represented that the American Steam Boats on touching the Canadian ports for no other purpose than landing and taking on passengers and their baggage, are not required to be entered nor cleared, the Sec'y of the Treasury has decided that if you shall be satisfied that such an exemption is extended to our Vessels a similar exemption be extended to British Steam Boats on touching at our ports for such purposes; due care being taken by you, that an Inspector be in attendance on such occasions to make the usual inspection and examination.
I deem it proper to add that according to information received from A. Jones, Esq. British Collector at Prescott, U. Canada, an American vessel would not, according to the British navigation laws, be allowed to take passengers and their baggage direct from one British port to another.
You will be pleased to observe the same rule with respect to British Vessels.
Jos. Anderson, Comptroller.
To Baron S. Doty, Collector, Ogdensburgh.