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From Alexander Hamilton to Nathaniel Fosdick, 11 June 1790

To Nathaniel Fosdick

Treasury Department:
June 11th. 1790.

Sir:

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

Alex. Hamilton.

Nathaniel F. Fosdick,
Collector, Portland

Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Portland, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

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