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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) [Circular letter to port collectors]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02052 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 20 July 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 26 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed circular letter signed by Hamilton as Secretary of Treasury. Points out common errors in customs collection.

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

People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Taxes or TaxationMaritimeCommerceMerchants and TradeGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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