Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure: Jan Hendrick Christian Heinaken to Tench Coxe, 9 January 1794

Jan Hendrick Christian Heinaken to Tench Coxe2

[Philadelphia, January 9, 1794]

Mr. Heineken has the honor of informing Mr Coxe in answer to his note of the 7th Inst That he does not know of any law of the United Netherlands, admitting a free commercial intercouse of Foreign nations with the Dutch colonies on the continent. It has been tolerated in paying a duty of 5 per Ct. on Imports, and the Vessels of the United States have carried there flour, Indian corn, pork, beef, fish, Staves, boards, Shingles, Shipbread, bar iron, tar, pitch and Turpentine.*

And are allowed to export only Rum and molasses, paying the same duty of 5 per Cent, Sugar, coffee, cotton, cocoa being prohibited, ⟨–⟩ and dye woods are probably permitted.

The Vessels of the United States and all foreigners pay a tonnage of [6 florins per last.]3

2Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

3Material within brackets is in Coxe’s handwriting.

Authorial notes

[The following note(s) appeared in the margins or otherwise outside the text flow in the original source, and have been moved here for purposes of the digital edition.]

* [* Rice was omitted by accident in Mr. Coxe’s note.]

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