Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Sharp Delany, [25 January 1790]

From Sharp Delany

[Philadelphia, January 25, 1790]


From the Journals of Congress I see You have reported1 a Bill2 to the consideration of the Legislature respecting Duties, which gives me much pleasure even if the Imposts you wish to take place should not carry, as the deficiencies & contrarieties in our collection & Registering Acts may be remedied. The office of Naval officer as a controuling officer is absolutely necessary—but as the collection Act now stands that officer at present is nugatory & has not any essential check. Sometime this week I intend to wait on You—as in person I think I can give more information & satisfaction to You than by Letter. I inclose the Acct. of Liquidated Bonds by this conveyance and am Sir &c

S Delany

Alexander Hamilton Esqr
S of the T.

LC, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.

1Above this word Delany wrote the word “offerd.”

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