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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) to unknown re: explanation of the Import Law with regard to Hemp duty

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06799 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: [New York] Type: Letter signed Date: 1790/05/21 Pagination: 1 p.+ docket 22.8 x 18.5 cm Order a Copy

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Treasury Department

May 21st - 1790


Your letter to me of the 7th of March has not yet received an answer - The import Law after declaring that certain duties shall be payable on Articles therein enumerated, proceeds with a further declaration, that all other goods imported from Foreign Countries shall be liable to a duty of 5 per Cent ad-Valorem, excepting certain articles deemed of importance to Manufactures, among which Hemp is not.

It is therefore certain, that a Duty of five perCent accrues on the importation of Hemp into the United States from any Foreign Country.

I am Sir
with respect your obedient Servant
A. Hamilton

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