Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs, 20 January 1790

Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs

Treasury Department
January 20. 1790.


Motives friendly to the Interests of the Officers of the Customs, as well as to the advancement of the public service, induce me to desire that I may be as soon as possible furnished with a Statement of the amount of the emoluments which have accrued to them respectively under the existing regulations, up to the first of January. As this letter will only be addressed to the Collector of each district it will be proper that a communication should be made to the Naval Officer & Surveyor.

I shall take it for granted that the information I may receive on this head, will be such as I may place absolute reliance upon.

I am, Sir,   Your Obedt. servt.

A Hamilton

LS, to Sharp Delany, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia; LS, to Charles Lee, Charles Lee Papers, Library of Congress; LS, to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1818, Vol. 5, National Archives; L[S] Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department; copy, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress; copy, RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives.

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