Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs
May 20th. 1790.
An opinion that it will conduce as well to the public convenience, as to that of your Office, has induced me to direct, that the Monies you may receive after this letter shall get to hand, be remitted from time to time, and untill further orders to the Bank of North America established in Philadelphia1 there to be passed to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States. It will be necessary that you obtain from the Bank, duplicate receipts for all such payments and that you forward one of those receipts by the earliest opportunity to me.
I am Sir Your Obedt Servant
Secy of the Treasy
LS, to the Collectors of Wilmington, Delaware, Burlington and Bridgetown, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Columbia University Libraries; copy, to the Collectors of the Ports of New York and Sag Harbor, Bank of New York, New York City; copy, to Eli Elmer, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collectors at Bridgetown and Annapolis, National Archives; copy, to Eli Elmer, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress.
1. In the letter sent to the collectors of the ports of New York and Sag Harbor, the “Bank of New York” was substituted for the “Bank of North America established in Philadelphia.”