Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Whipple, 26 November 1789

From Joseph Whipple

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 26, 1789. Asks that a uniform ruling be made on “the propriety of measuring Foreign Vessels that have Registers.” Requests instructions on the levying of tonnage and import taxes on foreign ships that enter Portsmouth but also intend to call at other United States ports.

LC, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, Letters Sent, 1789–1790, Vol.1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.

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