Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 29 September 1792

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department
Septr 29th. 1792


I have concluded upon consideration of the circumstances represented in your letter of the 20th. instant to authorize the sale of the Revenue Cutter as you propose.

In the building of a new one, I must recommend care to be taken, that the vessel be of a proper size; and that her cost be within the limits mentioned in your letter.1

I am with great consideration Sir Your obedt Servant

Alexander Hamilton

Benjn Lincoln Esqr
Collector Boston

LS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1790–1817, Vol. 10, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

1The words “mentioned in your letter” are in H’s handwriting.

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