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    • Hamilton, Alexander
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    • Fosdick, Nathaniel
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    • Washington Presidency

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I have received your letter of the twelfth of January, enclosing your returns. With respect to the question you submit, I am of opinion that the true construction of the Act, is that the duties on the Cargo must be paid or secured to be paid in the first district at which a vessel arrives, except where she puts in from necessity, as provided for by the twelfth Section of the Collection Bill;...
It is to be presumed that the Collectors cause all goods which are reported for exportation to be reshipped under the care of an Inspector; and that he draws the allowance, per diem, during the time he is engaged in this duty. This I apprehend is the only charge which arises on the service of Inspection prior to and during the shipment. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, Copy, RG 56, Letters to...
Inclosed I transmit to you herewith, the Copy of a Petition of William Gurish to the District Judge of the District of Maine, with a request, that you will state fully to me your ideas relative to the transaction which gave rise to the said petition, which is at present regarded as a suspicious one— 1st Because, the probability is against the ignorance of the custom of entering , which is...
It appears to be a defect in our Laws, that the Registry of a Foreign Ship, sold after condemnation is not provided for. It will be laid before a Committee of the House of Representatives now sitting upon the alterations and amendments in which the Commercial and Revenue Laws require. I am, Sir, with respect,   Your obedient Servant Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Portland,...
Your letter of the thirtieth of December, 1789, enclosing a weekly return has been duly received. The Collector for the Port of Boston has been directed to supply you with the Registers you stand in need of; by applying you will, without doubt receive them. With respect to the Sugars imported into your District and said to be not merchantable . The Sixteenth Section of the Act entitled an Act...