Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 14 August 1792

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department, August 14, 1792. “It had been intimated to me, previous to the receipt of your letter of the 3rd instant,1 that a dissimilar construction was given in the Custom Houses to the laws which relate to the importation of Teas &ca.… The mode adopted at your office appears to be comformable to the sense of the law.”

L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

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