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From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 1 May 1794

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department, May 1, 1794. “The difficulty stated in your letter of the 10th of April with regard to certain claims for drawback can only be obviated by an application to Congress, there being no where a power vested to dispense with the proof which is required by law of the landing of the goods in a foreign country.”

LS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1818 (Vol. unnumbered), National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

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