Treasury Department Circular to the
Collectors of the Customs
Treasury Department Novr. 25th. 1789.
I request you to procure and send me without delay the revenue laws of your State in force immediately preceding the Act of Congress laying a duty on imports;1 as well those relating to imports as others: the whole being wanted for information. Should it not be practicable to obtain the Revenue laws distinct from the other laws of the State, you will be pleased to procure and forward the whole, with all the dispatch possible.
I am, Sir, Your obedt. Servt.
Secy of the Treasury
LS, to Sharp Delany, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia; copy, to Sharp Delany, RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives; LS, to Charles Lee, Charles Lee Papers, Library of Congress; L[S], to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, Library of Congress; LS, MS Division, New York Public Library.