Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany, 2 July 1792

To Sharp Delany1

Treasury Department, July 2, 1792. “I have this day decided upon the case of Hollingsworth, Shallcross, Lovering and Le Maigre.2 There being no appearance of fraud or wilful negligence in the transaction, the interest of all parties in the forfeiture is remitted to the Petitioners, upon their paying costs and charges.…”

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

1Delany was collector of customs at Philadelphia.

2John Hollingsworth, John Shallcross, and Peter Le Maigre were Philadelphia merchants. S. Lovering was a ship captain and merchant.

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