From John Mathews1
[May 1, 1792. On July 10, 1792, Tench Coxe wrote to Mathews: “I have before me your Letter of the 1st: of May to the Secretary of the Treasury, and I feel great pleasure in observing that the little duty, which has accrued under the Act of March 17912 is likely to be collected without legal compulsion.”3 Letter not found.]
1. Mathews was supervisor of the revenue for the District of Georgia.
2. “An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 199–214 [March 3, 1791]).
3. LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.