Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Sharp Delany, [6 December 1790]

From Sharp Delany

[Philadelphia, December 6, 1790.] “In the Impost Law Hemp pays a Duty of five ⅌ Cent ad Valorem. By a special Clause in sd Law,1 this Article from the first of Decr Inst: is to pay 60 Cents ⅌ Cwt. Quere Whether Hemp is to pay the 5 ⅌ Cent ad Valorem & the 60 Cents ⅌ Cwt.…”

LC, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.

1“An Act for laying a Duty on Goods, Wares, and Merchandises imported into the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 24–27 [July 4, 1789]).

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