Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Supervisors of the Revenue, 25 June 1791

Treasury Department Circular
to the Supervisors of the Revenue

Treasury Department
June 25 1791


It appears proper that a notification to the distillers and importers of distilled spirits be published in the Gazettes, containing information of the Office of inspection in which they are (in the three first days of July) to make entry of the spirits by them respectively distilled or imported, which shall be on hand on the 1st day of July next.1

I am, sir,   Your Most Obedt Servant

Alexander Hamilton

LS, to John Chester, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1This was a requirement of Section 25 of “An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 205 [March 3, 1791]).

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