Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Walker, 7 July 1794

To Benjamin Walker1

Philadelphia, July 7, 1794. “I wrote to you some little time since2 to know whether it would be convenient to you (⟨sub⟩stituting a careful deputy in your absence) to make a tour of the different custom houses in the UStates—to inspect the manner of carrying on business at each; in order to a Report to the Treasury. For this purpose a reasonable allowance per diem would be made say of Five Dollars.…”

ALS, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.

1Walker was naval officer for the port of New York.

2Letter not found.

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