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From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [11 June 1793]

To George Washington

[Philadelphia, June 11, 1793]

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President, sends him for consideration, two letters1 on the subject of a proper site for a Custom House, on the New York side of Lake Champlain. The Secretary will have the honor of waiting on the President in a day or two to submit whatever further may occur & take his orders.

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1These enclosures have not been found, but an entry in JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends for June 12, 1793, reads: “Secy of the Treasury sent me two letters—one from Stephen Keyes the Collector of Vermont—and one from M. L. Woolsey the Collector of Champlain—both recommending Cumberland Head as the most proper place to establish the port of Entry to be fixed on Lake Champlain, agreeably to a law of Congress” (JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 145). On the following day Washington wrote: “Retd. to the Secy of the Treasy the letters relative to fixing the Port of Entry on Lake Champlain and informed him of my approving of Cumberland Head for this Port, and desired that he would have a proper notification thereof drawn up for my signature” (JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 146).

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