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Report on Duties on Imports, [7 January 1791]

Report on Duties on Imports

Treasury Department. January 7th: 1791
[Communicated on January 7, 1791]1

Sir,

In addition to the papers transmitted yesterday,2 I have the honor to inclose you two Abstracts of the Duties on Imports into the United States; one exhibiting the sum received from the commencement of the operation of the impost act,3 to the 30th. of September 1789;4 and the other shewing, as far as the returns have been transmitted, the sum received for one year following that day.5

None of the collectors have yet furnished their returns for the last quarter of the year 1790, for want of time, it is presumed, to make them up.

I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble servant,

Alexander Hamilton,
Secretary of the Treasury.

The Honble Frederick A: Muhlenberg
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1791–1792, Vol. II, National Archives; copy in French, Papers of Edmond Genet, Library of Congress; copy, PRO: B.T. 6/21.

1Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826). description ends , 351.

3“An Act for laying a Duty on Goods, Wares and Merchandises imported into the United States” (1 Stat. 24–27 [July 4, 1789]).

4“Abstract of Duties arising on Goods Wares and Merchandize imported into the United States, from the 1st. day of August to 30th. Septr. 1789,” copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1791–1792, Vol. II, National Archives. This document 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 , Finance, I, 89; copies in French, Papers of Edmond Genet, Library of Congress; copies, PRO: B.T. 6/21.

5“Abstract of Duties arising on Goods, Wares and Merchandize, imported into the United States, from 1st. October 1789 to 30th. September 1790,” copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1791–1792, Vol. II, National Archives. This document 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 , Finance, I, 89; copies in French, Papers of Edmond Genet, Library of Congress; copies, PRO: B.T. 6/21.

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