Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Ellery, 25 April 1794

To William Ellery1

[Philadelphia, April 25, 1794. “The object of the resolution2 being … that no permits are to be granted to Vessels licensed for the whale and cod fishery to touch and trade at foreign ports.… Instructions on the execution of a law do not immediately go from the President of the United States. This department is the organ of the instructions of the President to the collectors.”3 Letter not found.]

LS, sold by Paul C. Richards, 1962, Catalogue No. 2, Lot 286.

1This letter is a reply to Ellery to H, April 1, 1794.

3Text taken from extract in dealer’s catalogue.

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