Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany, 2 February 1792

To Sharp Delany1

Treasury Department, February 2, 1792. Questions two entries in Delany’s “account with the United States.” States: “The Register of the Ship Blum Hoff Lady has been transmitted to me by the Collector of Burlington.2 He mentions that this vessel departed from his district without any papers, and that she has since sailed from Philadelphia. I wish to be informed if she brought any goods into your district from Burlington, whether she obtained a new register with a surrender of the old one, and in whose names: also what measures were taken to obtain the delivery of the certificate of Registry, No 101, for which bond was given in your office.”

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

1Delany was collector of customs at Philadelphia.

2The letter which John Ross, collector of customs at Burlington, New Jersey, sent to H has not been found.

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