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Report on Tonnage for the Year Ending September 30, 1790, 25 November 1791 [28 November 1791]

Report on Tonnage for the Year
Ending September 30, 1790

Treasury Department, November 25, 1791.
[Communicated on November 28, 1791]1

[To the President of the Senate]

Sir:

In further obedience to the order of the Senate,2 I have the honor to transmit a return of the Tonnage of all the vessels employed in the import, coasting, and fishing trades of the United States, for one year, ending on the 30th September, 1790.3 This document will be found to exhibit the degree in which American and foreign vessels participate in every branch of the commerce of the United States, except the export trade, for which a similar return is now in preparation.

I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant,

Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

The Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.

ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Commerce and Navigation, I, 44; LS, sold by Emily Driscoll, New York City, 1957, Catalogue 17, Item 233.

1Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). description ends , III, 32–33.

2Although it is stated in the Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). description ends that the Senate requested a report on imports on February 16, 1791, the only Senate order for that date is a request for a report on exports (Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). description ends , III, 31; II, 1801). See “Report on Imports for the Year Ending September 30, 1790,” November 18, 1791; “Report on Imports for the Year Ending September 30, 1790,” November 23, 1791.

3This return is printed in ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Commerce and Navigation, I, 45–47.

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