Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 23 July 1791

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, July 23, 1791. “I have recd. your circular Letter of the 8th instant, relative to Teas. The Duties on the Hyson-Skin, imported in the Ship Genl. Washington, were ascertained at 20 Cents a pound; it appearing from all accounts, to be less costly than even Souchong and inferior in quality, I judged it could not properly be classed higher than ‘other green Teas’.…”

ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives.

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