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To Alexander Hamilton from Edmund Randolph, 24 April 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia, April 24, 1794. “Concurring, as I do, with you, that the treaty between the United States and Sweden,1 exempts the Vessels of the latter from the operation of the embargo, I beg leave to suggest to you, whether it may not be expedient to give instructions to the several Collectors accordingly.”2

LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives.

1The United States had signed a treaty of amity and commerce with Sweden on April 3, 1783 (Miller, Treaties, II description begins Hunter Miller, ed., Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America (Washington, 1931), II. description ends , 123–49).

2H had already given such instructions to the collectors of customs. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” April 23, 1794.

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