To Jean Baptiste Ternant
Philadelphia June 22d: 1792.
I have the honor to inclose you a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering the extract of one from a custom house officer, complaining of a practice of the Consul of France at Norfolk, which tends to defeat the Execution of the revenue laws, to which I take the liberty of asking your attention, and am, with entire respect and esteem, Sir, Your most obedient, and most humble servant,
PrC (DLC); in William Lambert’s hand; unsigned; at foot of text: “The Minister of France.” Tr (DNA: RG 360, DL). For the enclosures, see Hamilton to TJ, 20 June 1792, and note.