Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany, 8 September 1791

To Sharp Delany

Treasury Department
Septemr. 8th 1791



I am informed there is reason to believe, that a vessel belonging to Elizabeth Town in New Jersey has been employed by a merchant in Philadelphia to run a cargo of rum, by carrying the hogsheads in the hold and a quantity of shingles on the Deck.

The intelligence comes to me in such a way as to render it proper that you know it for the purpose of giving the necessary intimation to the officers of your District.

I am, Sir,   Your obedt. Servt.

Alexander Hamilton

Sharp Delany Esquire
Collector Philada.

LS, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia; two copies, RG 56, Letters to the Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

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