Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure A: [Estimate of Allowances and Expenses], [21 January 1795]


An Estimate of the Allowances & Expenses for the collection of the revenues arising from Licences to retail foreign distilled Spirits & wines;3 & from sales at auction;4 commencing on the first day of September 1794.

Commissions allowed to the Supervisors of the revenue, on licences to retail foreign distilled spirits & wines, estimated by the Committee of the House of Representatives at 100.000 Dolls. @ ½ pr. Cent. 500.
On Sales at auction estimated (in like manner) at 100.000 Dols. @ ½ per Ct. 500.
Commissions to the Collectors of the Revenues on licences to retail as above, at ½ per Ct. on 100.000 dolls 1500.
On sales at auction as above, 100.000 doll. at ½ per Centum 1500.
Contingent Expenses, of the Collection of the Revenue from Licences to retail &c. and from Sales at auction 200.000. dollars at ½ per Centum 1000
Dollars 5,000.

3See “An Act laying duties on licenses for selling Wines and foreign distilled spirituous liquors by retail” (1 Stat. 376–78 [June 5, 1794]).

4See “An Act laying duties on property sold at Auction” (1 Stat. 397–400 [June 9, 1794]).

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