Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs, 17 May 1790

Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs

Treasury Department
May 17th. 1790


It appears probable that the public interests would be promoted by my receiving the earliest information when breaches of the Revenue Laws take place. I therefore request; that whenever a seizure shall be made within the sphere of your duty, you will transmit me by the first opportunity an account of the transaction, containing such particulars as will enable me fully to understand the case.

I am Sir   Your Obedt Servt

A Hamilton

LS, to Charles Lee, Charles Lee Papers, Library of Congress; copy, to Sharp Delany, Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Circulars, 1789–1816, Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department; LS, to Otho H. Williams, Columbia University Libraries; LS, MS Division, New York Public Library; L[S], Tioga Point Museum, Athens, Pennsylvania; copy, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress; RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives.

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