Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, 27 May 1794

Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors
of the Customs of New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York

Treasury Department, May 27, 1794

Sir

In conformity with the opinion of the Attorney General I have to inform you that the addition of 20 per Cent made to the allowance to Fishing Vessels by the act of May 2nd 17921 is to extend as well to the limitation of 170 Dollars contained in the act of the 16th of February preceeding2 as to the specific rates of allowance, that is to say, the limitation is now Two hundred and four Dollars instead of one hundred and seventy Dollars.

A temporary absence of the Comptroller3 occasions the direct communication of the above opinion from this office.

With consideration

L[S], to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1790–1817, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, to Benjamin Lincoln, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Gloucester, Machias, and Frenchman’s Bay, National Archives; two copies, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives.

1“An Act for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the frontiers, and for other purposes therein mentioned” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 259–65).

2“An Act concerning certain Fisheries of the United States, and for the regulation and government of the Fishermen employed therein” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 229–32).

3Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

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