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To Alexander Hamilton from John Rice, 20 September 1789

From John Rice

[Boston, September 20, 1789. On October 5, 1789, Hamilton wrote to Rice:1 “Your Letter of the 20th of September has duly come to hand.” Letter not found.]

1Rice was deputy collector of customs at Boston. In August, 1789, Benjamin Lincoln, the collector at Boston, was named by Washington to be one of three commissioners to negotiate a treaty with the southern Indians. In the autumn of 1789, when Lincoln was negotiating with the Creek Indians in Georgia, Rice served as acting collector at Boston.

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