Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Nathaniel Fosdick, 24 December 1790

To Nathaniel Fosdick1

Treasury Department,
December 24. 1790.


It is to be presumed that the Collectors cause all goods which are reported for exportation to be reshipped under the care of an Inspector; and that he draws the allowance, per diem, during the time he is engaged in this duty. This I apprehend is the only charge which arises on the service of Inspection prior to and during the shipment.

I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

Alex. Hamilton.

Nathaniel F. Fosdick, Esquire,

Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Portland, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1Fosdick was collector of customs at Portland and Falmouth, District of Maine.

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