Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs, 28 May 1794

Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs

Treasury Department, May 28th, 1794.


An act has just passed the Legislature prohibiting for a limited time the exportation of arms and ammunition, &c. a copy of which is herewith enclosed for your Government.1

I request that you will particularly enjoin it upon the proper officers to pay an immediate and strict attention to the due execution of the said act.

The enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention, making an alteration in the National Flag of France, which is transmitted for information.2

With great consideration,   I am, Sir,   Your obedient servant,

A Hamilton

LS, The Andre deCoppet Collection, Princeton University Library; LS, Chicago Historical Society; L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; L[S], Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department; LC, RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives.

1“An Act prohibiting for a limited time the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition, and encouraging the Importation of the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 369–70 [May 22, 1794]).

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