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To Alexander Hamilton from Edmund Randolph, 15 November 1793

From Edmund Randolph

German Town [Pennsylvania] November 15th 1793


Your letter of the 9th instant was delivered to me yesterday.

It is a desireable thing, for the cause of humanity, that the vessels, therein described should be exempted from Tonnage. But this must be the act of the Legislature; and cannot arise from the construction of the collection-law; the cause of their quitting the Island of St. Domingo, not being the Species of necessity contemplated by that act.

I have the honor, Sir, to be   with esteem & respect   Yr. mo. obedt Servt.

Edm. Randolph

The Secretary of the Treasury

Copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.

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