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I am of opinion that the Legislature did not contemplate any distinction in the rate of Duty between Sugars of different qualities, if unmanufactured & free from damage. Goods belonging to Foreign Consuls are not exempted from duty, by virtue of any privilege to which they are legally entitled. I am however of opinion that the indication of the sense of the Legislature, contained in the new...
The excuses made by the owners of the Lighter, as stated in your letter of the 17th. Ulto, may be true but as they are the mere allegations of the Defendants, you will percieve the impropriety of considering them as sufficient to justify them. The seizure of a Boat under such circumstances was a prudent & necessary step, and it seems proper that you consider further whether the law does not...
Treasury Department, September 10, 1790. “I received your letter of the 3d. instant with the papers enclosed.… The British ship, which you mention will not have the second duty of Tonnage to pay, if she should have arrived at the eastern port after the first of September.” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1818, Vol. 5, National Archives; copy, RG...
[ New York, September 10, 1790. On September 17, 1790, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton : “Your private letter of the 10th came by the post the last evening.” Letter not found. ]
I have now under consideration the subject of boats for protection of the Revenue. Though they might be built collectively in certain places with most œconomy; as the saving would not be material, and umbrage might be given, I conclude it will be best to make a partition of them among the states. Accordingly, if the President approves my proposition, One will be built at Boston another at...
Treasury Department, October 4, 1790. “It being necessary that I should prceed according to the directions of the Legislature to complete the Light house at Portland in the Province of Maine, I find the remote situation of the place will render your assistance requisite on the occasion. Enclosed you will find the Act of Congress which must limit your disbursements. I wish this business to be...
Your letter of the 8th. September has not been answered so early as would otherwise have been the case, from the extraordinary engagements in this office about the business of the new loan, & the removal from New York to Philadelphia. The clause in the late & existing Collection Law relative to exporting goods in the same packages in which they were imported cannot apply to goods actually...
Treasury Department, December 17, 1790. “It having been intimated to me that you were desirous to visit Philadelphia I took an early opportunity to inform the President that I believed you entertained such a wish, requesting his permission if it should not appear improper. I added that personal ⟨conferences with you⟩ upon the operation of the ⟨trade laws might be⟩ of considerable use, and...
Your letter relative to the cutter was duly received, but it appearing from the information collected on that subject that the cost of those boats would exceed the sum contemplated by the legislature the whole business has been suspended ’till this time. I am however now engaged in the adjustment of it. I observe your intention of œconomizing with regard to the Harbor boat, of your disposition...
When I answered your letter concerning Mr Burges’s Vessel, being in a hurry, I trusted to my recollection of the act; but having since more particularly adverted to the terms of it, I entertain a doubt of the justness of the opinion then given. I wish therefore the affair may be considered as Standing for further consideration. I mean to take the Attorney General’s opinion; when you will hear...