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From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, 20 January 1795

To Tench Coxe1

Treasury Department, January 20, 1795. “Your letter of the 18th instant with its inclosures has been duly received. If Mr. Fauchet will certify upon the inventory of the Articles with the Bill of Lading annexed thereto, that they are for the Legation and were Shipped for its use—instruction will be given to forbear demanding the duties. It is to be observed that Mr. De la Forest as Consul has no privilege.”

LS, RG 58, Records of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.

1For background to this letter, see Coxe to H, January 18, 1795.

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