Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 22 December 1792

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department, December 22, 1792. “Pursuant to an application from John Lee Esqr, Collector of Penobscot, I have to request that you will supply him with a dozen Certificates of Registry without delay.”1

LS, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1809, Vol. 1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

1Lincoln endorsed this letter “from Alex. Hamilton, Esq. directing a supply of registers to Mr. Lee. never complied with because no opportunity offered, & charity begins at home.” See also H to Lincoln, December 10, 1792.

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