From Sharp Delany
[Philadelphia, September 19, 1789]
The Letter to Mr Eveleigh5 shall be forwarded by the first Vessel and in respect to the Amt of Duties, I would beg leave to mention I furnished Your Assistant Secy Mr Duer with an Account therof in order to promote the negociation with the Bank6 together with a Copy for Your Use. Should you want any further return please to signify it, and it shall be forwarded immediately.
I would also beg your consideration of what steps should be pursued respecting goods imported after the first of August & before the Collection Bill & Commiss[ions] were forwarded. It is a matter of very considerable consequence, as well respecting the sums arising on goods so imported as on the equall measures to be pursued Throughout the Continent. I convened such of our Merchants as were in such predicament and they have agreed unanimously to abide by whatever may be the general Determination. I also got them to enter their Goods under the state Laws so that I have a full Acct of all Goods so circumstanced.
I would also request that certificates of Registry may be forwarded as soon as possible, as they are very much wanted.
I am Sir with great Respect Your most obedt & humble Servt
Alexdr Hamilton Esqr. Secry of the Treasury
LC, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.
1. William Duer.
2. Letter not found.
3. Letter not found.
5. H’s letter to Nicholas Eveleigh has not been found.