Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs, 2 February 1792

Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs

Treasury Department
February 2. 1792.


In a former letter you were constituted the Agent for the Cutter destined for the Station off Maryland.1 I have now to inform you that the authority of directing its movements is henceforward committed to you, subject to the instructions which shall be transmitted from this Department.

I shall communicate this arrangement to the Captain of the Cutter on the Maryland Station.2

I am Sir   Your obdt. Servant

L[S], to Otho H. Williams, Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department; copy, to Otho H. Williams, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives; copy, to John Lamb, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress.

1See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” June 1, 1791. “New York” was substituted for “Maryland” in the letter sent to John Lamb.

2See “Treasury Department Circular to the Captains of the Revenue Cutters,” February 3, 1792. Simon Gross had been appointed captain of the Maryland revenue cutter in 1790.

In the letter sent to Lamb, “New York Station” was substituted for “Maryland Station.”

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