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From Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany, 19 May 1790

To Sharp Delany

Treasury Department
May 19th. 1790


The establishment of Custom house boat⟨s is⟩1 as you are informed, under the consideration of Congress ⟨at⟩ this time. But the circumstances which led to the tem⟨porary⟩ arrangement in your district appears still to be of so ⟨much⟩ weight, as to induce to a continuance of the measure ⟨till⟩ the proposed establishment shall be completed.

I am with respect   Sir   Your obedt. Servt.

A Hamilton
Secy of the Treasury

Sharp Delany Esquire
Collector for the Port of Philadelphia.

LS, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Philadelphia, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1Words within broken brackets have been taken from RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Philadelphia, National Archives.

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