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    • Hamilton, Alexander
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    • Ballard, Robert
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In answer to your letter of the 20th. instant I have to inform you that no provision for compensation to the Inspectors of the Revenue for Ports, has yet been made; But in consequence of greater latitude given to the President by the Act, concerning the duties on Spirits distilled within the United States, the subject will be shortly under his consideration when your case will be duly attended...
[ Philadelphia, October 17, 1791. According to the dealer’s description of this letter, it relates to the “duty on spirits distilled from domestic and foreign materials.” Letter not found. ] Sold by Harvard Trust Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962. Ballard was surveyor of the port of Baltimore.