Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Charles Lee, 21 September 1791

From Charles Lee

Alexandria [Virginia] 21st. Septr 1791


Your letter of the 12th.1 shall be duly attended to. The Scale Beam and Chains, Scale plates and Triangle intended for the Collector of George Town2 have arrived and will be forwarded to him by the first opportunity.

The inclosed is a copy of a claim in favour of Charles Page3 which is submitted to you for your direction as to the payment expected from me. Without further authority from the Treasury Department I do not conceive myself authorized to discharge it.

I am Sir! with respect   Your most Obedt. Servant

Charles Lee
Collector at Alexandria

Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Alexandria, National Archives.

1Letter not found.

2John Cogdell was collector of customs at Georgetown, South Carolina.

3This claim concerned compensation for Page as a witness in a suit against William Simpson.

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