Treasury Department Circular to the
Collectors of the Customs
September 30th 1790
I request you to furnish me as soon as may be with the Forms of reports entries Oaths Bonds Certificates and other Documents & papers that shall have been adopted by you in the execution of the several laws which concern your Office. This will of course not include those papers or proceedings for which forms have been sent from this Department. Any papers of the nature above described remaining in your Office which were used in the Custom Houses of your State & any Foreign papers of the same kind that you may have collected from time to time may also be transmitted. The purpose of what I now desire is with the aid of these precedents to digest a general & uniform plan of Custom House documents, which will conduce to order facilitate business & give satisfaction.
I am Sir Your Obedient Servant
LS, to Jedediah Huntington, MS Division, New York Public Library; LS, to Charles Lee, Charles Lee Papers, Library of Congress; L[S], to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; LS, to William Webb, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress; LS, The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia; 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.