George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 9 May 1792

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Department, 9 May 1792. Transmits “a fair copy of the Draft approved by the President this morning respecting the Port of Entry & Delivery in the District of Vermont.”1


1The enclosure says “that pursuant to the provision in that behalf made by the Act intitled ‘An Act for raising a further sum of money for the protection of the Frontiers, and for other purposes therein mentioned’ [of 2 May 1792] I have appointed, and by these presents do appoint the Island of South Hero in Lake Champlain to be the Port of Entry and Delivery within and for the District of Vermont” (LB, DLC:GW; see also Annals of Congress description begins Joseph Gales, Sr., comp. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature. 42 vols. Washington, D.C., 1834–56. description ends , 2d Cong., 1st sess., 1370).

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