Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Olney, 25 July 1792

To Jeremiah Olney

Treasury Department
July 25th 1792.


I have before me your letter of the 16th instant, concerning certain Brandy, intended to be exported by Messrs Clark and Nightingale.

There can be no doubt that the Brandy, being a foreign article, will be liable, as the law stands, to duty on its return. The drawback cannot be allowed, unless the proof required, of its having been actually landed at a foreign port, is produced.1

I am, Sir,   Your Obedt Servant.

Alexander Hamilton

Jeremiah Olney Esqr.
Collr Providence.

LS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.

1On August 13, 1792, H wrote to Olney clarifying the first sentence in this paragraph and stating that he had been mistaken in the second.

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