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.
1. No letter from Lincoln to H of August 3, 1792, has been found. See, however, Lincoln to H, July 3, 1792, and “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” August 6, 1792.