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By the new collection law it is enacted that there shall be an allowance for leakage for two pr cent on the quantity which shall appear by the guage to be contained in any cask of liquor subject to duty by the gallon. A question has arisen whether molasses be a liquor in the meaning of the law; the same practice doth not govern the whole it is important that one system should operate in the...
I wrote you 17th Inst. in answer to yours of the 1st Inst. This serves to enclose duplicate receipt for twelve books of Certificates recd. by Capt. Bray also a receipt for one Book of Certificates recd. by post from Mr. Gavett containg. Certificates for Non subscribers, for transferring Stock to other States & Certifts. bearing Interest of three pr Cent. In your letter 30th Sept. you say “if...
[ New York, November 22, 1790. The endorsement on the letter that Hamilton wrote to Seton on November 16, 1790 , reads: “Ans 22nd.” Letter not found. ]
Boston, November 24, 1790. “I wrote you 20 instant. This serves to transmit a Return of Certificates, Indents & bills of Old Emission rec’d into the Office in the Month of October, for which, Certificates of Funded Debt have been issued agreably to an act of Congress 4 Augst 1790 & your instructions 16th Sept last ⟨as⟩ will appear by the Abstract, herewith sent you agreably ⟨to⟩ the form H, in...
Th: Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury, and incloses him a note from mr Droz, the coiner, which he forgot to deliver to him to-day when he had the honour of waiting on him. It came to hand yesterday. ALS , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. For Jean Pierre Droz, see H to Jefferson, April 22, 1790 .
I took the liberty of acknowleging the reciept of your letters of Aug. 29th. and Sept. 1st. through the Secretary of State who I begged at the same time to inform you that I was preparing immediately to obey them. I beg leave to refer you also to him (to whom I had an unexpected opportunity of writing yesterday by the way of France) for what has been done in consequence of your letter of Aug....
Boston, November 27, 1790. “… This serves to transmitt pr Post two packages … containing of the Certificates & Indents which were recd. in … October.… I observe in your General Instruction that the Salary to which I am intitled will be paid Quarterly by drafts or assignments upon the Treasury, but I have not been informed when the Salary commenced.…” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan...
On returning from Exeter the Evening before the last, I had the pleasure of recg your Letter of the 13th. Instant with the two Copies mentioned in it. Having no apprehension of such Measures, what was to be done? appeared to me to be a Question of some Difficulty as well as Importance. To treat them as very important might render them more so than I think they are. The Author of McFingall...
The Ship Warren, burthen about 281 Tons, belonging to Messrs. Brown & Francis of this Town, being bound on a Voyage to Calcutta, having part of her Cargo onboard, composed of the Articles contained in the enclosed copy of a Manifest, (since delivered) and not Registered under the present Government of the United States, sailed from hence on the 25th. instant, for Newport, there to take in the...
[ Philadelphia, December November , 1790 ] “… if the report of the appraisers should be that the Goods did not receive damage on ship board, but were damaged before they were shipped, is it in the power of the Collector, to make any allowance in the duties? I do not state this as a case that may occur, but that now actually offers. Teas are imported from Lisbon in the ship , and I believe it...