Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 30 April 1790

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department April 30th 1790


I have in a late report to the house of Representatives1 in substance proposed, what you mention in your Letter of the 15th Inst. respecting coasters.

There is also a proposition before the house, contemplating a provision for boats to secure the revenue against fraudulent practices; it will therefore be best for the present to wait the result.

I am   Sir   Your Obedt Servt

Benj Lincoln Esqr
Collector for the port of Boston

L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1809, Vol. 1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collectors at Small Ports, Set “G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

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