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From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 22 January 1794

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department
January 22, 1794

Sir

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 8th Instant having reference to certain doubts arising out of the 61st Section of the Collection Law.1

As it is expected this matter will shortly undergo Legislative revision,2 I forbear for the present any particular remark on the subject.

I am with great consideration   Sir   your obedt. Servant

Benjamin Lincoln Esquire
Collector Boston

L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, National Archives; LC, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

1“An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 145–78 [August 4, 1790]).

2Such revision was provided by “An Act for extending the Benefit of a Drawback and Terms of Credit in certain cases, and for other purposes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 372–73 [June 4, 1794]).

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