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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) Treasury Department circular

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.029 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 20 July 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed circular docketed "No. 78." Explains the various responsibilities and duties of Customs Officers with regards to collection of revenue, port duties, jurisdiction, and uniformity of practices.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Taxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsLawFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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