From Benjamin Lincoln
Boston, December 9, 1789. “Some of the merchants are in opinion that some allowance, in weighing should be made in weighing sugars as they are daily lightning, we have not made any. Ought we to do it? We had a few days since a quantity of wine entered from some port in France it is now represented as being bad & not worth the duties. There are other wines represented as similar. What, if any thing, is to be done in those and such like cases. Agreeably to your directions I have sent on the volume of laws of this State.…”1
ADf, RG 36, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1818, Vol. 11, National Archives; Df, RG 36, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1818, Vol. 11, National Archives.
1. H had requested the revenue laws of each state in “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” November 25, 1789.