Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Davidson, 9 January 1792

To John Davidson

Treasury Department
January 9th 1792


I have recieved your letter of the 27th ultimo1 inclosing four paid draughts of the Treasurer No 1662 1663, 1664 and 1665, amounting together one thousand eight hundred Dollars. These draughts being directed to Tench Francis Cashier of the Bank of North America, they been taken up by you in an informal way, which being a deviation from the rules of the Treasury must be avoided in future.

My Circular letter of the 2d. instant authorizes you to change the compensation agreeable to the Collection Law2 in your quarterly account.

I am Sir  Your Obedt Servant

A Hamilton

John Davidson Esqr
Collector Annapolis.

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

1Letter not found.

2“An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 145–78 [August 4, 1790]).

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