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From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 22 December 1792

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department, December 22, 1792. “Pursuant to an application from John Lee Esqr, Collector of Penobscot, I have to request that you will supply him with a dozen Certificates of Registry without delay.”1

LS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1809, Vol. 1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

1Lincoln endorsed this letter “from Alex. Hamilton, Esq. directing a supply of registers to Mr. Lee. never complied with because no opportunity offered, & charity begins at home.” See also H to Lincoln, December 10, 1792.

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